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IGHT NOW in every state in this country, every province in Canada, except the extreme 
northern portion, and in far-away Australia, as well as various European countries. Irises and 
bulbs from Cooley's Gardens are growing lustily. You, too, if you live in a spot where a 
garden can be grown, may have complete confidence that stock bought from us will arrive in 
perfect condition, and, with reasonable care, enjoy perfect success. 

A WORD ABOUT OUR STOCK 



Oregon, and especially the Willamette Valley, has acquired 
a world-wide reputation for bulb and plant production. Our 
gardens are located in the heart of this renowned valley, and 
all of the stock we offer is grown right here. This fact, 
coupled with our clean and intensive cultural methods, enables 
us to furnish plants of a quality that few growers can dupli- 
cate. Our iris rhizomes are of exceptional size and vigor, and 
in many instances one root purchased from us in July or 
August will reward the owner with two or three flower stalks 
the very first season after planting. 

Our iris rhizomes are NOT IRRIGATED, NOT FERTI- 
LIZED, and we have NEVER HAD AN IRIS BORER! 
Likewise, our lilies and other bulbs are large, sound, and free 
from pests and diseases. They are grown right here and are 
perfectly fresh when they start on their journey to your 
garden. 

NO ORDER ACCEPTED FOR LESS THAN $1.00 

Terms: Cash with order, either check, draft or money 
order. Enclosing cash in your letter may result in loss. 25% 
will hold until shipping date. 

Discount: You may select additional plants to the value of 
10% of your order if it totals $3 or more. THIS DOES NOT 
APPLY TO THE COLLECTION OFFERS, however. Three 
of any 25c irises for 50c. 



Aux amis du Canada et de la France: 

Nous sommes heureux de vous envoyer ce catologue, et 
nous esperons que vous jouirez du contenu. Vous pouvez 
vous procurer facilement les plants et les bulbes d'apres les 
descriptions indiquees et par la obtenir un plein succes. 
Rappelezvous que le transport est affranchi par tout l'uni- 
vers. Nos pratiques canadiennes devront ecrire aux fonc- 
tionnaires d'horticrdture pour un permis d'importation avec 
priere de Pinserer avec leur commande. 

Pouvons-nous compter sur votre encouragement? 



Shipments: Will be made on bearded irises beginning about 
June 20th. If you wish your order sent later, or on any spe- 
cific date, we shall carry out your instructions. Early ship- 
ments permit plants to become established before winter sets 
in, but rhizomes are not as large in July as they would be in 
August. We prefer to ship around July 10th as an ideal time. 

£3T BULBS, JAPANESE AND SPURIA IRIS, AND POP- 
PIES, WILL NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL THE PROPER 
PLANTING SEASON, AROUND SEPTEMBER 1st, OR 
SLIGHTLY LATER, 

Transportation: Prepaid express or parcel post, whichever 
we deem most expedient. Be sure and state your express 
office, if different from postal address. We pack in dry 
excelsior in well ventilated cardboard cartons and guarantee 
safe delivery to point of address. All shipments are insured. 
Remember, we PREPAY all costs — the prices quoted herein 
are for delivery to your door. 

We Guarantee all bulbs and plants to be true to name, first 
size, free from disease and pests, and to reach you in live and 
healthy condition. We do not guarantee them to live or grow 
in your garden under conditions over which we have no 
control. 



At Nostri Amici d' It alia: 

II clima soleggiato del vostra paese e specialmente adatto 
per la coltura di bei Irises (piante di Giaggiolo) . I giardini di 
Cooley spediscono queste piante dietro pagamento anticipato 
in tutte le parte del mondo, e voi potete fare assegnamento 
sull'arrivo, in perfetto condizione, delle piante ordinate. 

Noi saremo lieti di mandarvi il nostro catalogo e speriamo 
sinceremente che voi apprezzerete il suo contenuto. 

Possiamo servirvi? 



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-FROM A MAGIC CU£SJ 
OF T-HF. ARABIAN NIGWT5 

][F YOU would paint your landscape with 
brilliance, or with bewitching pastoral tints,- 
if you wish colorful border clumps, or if you 
grow your flowers for cutting and indoor 
enjoyment, the Iris, in some form or species, 
will fill the need. The collecting of fine 
irises, like the accumulating of rare paintings 
or antiques, is a fascinating and inspiring 
hobby. And best of all, no group of flow- 
ers presents fewer obstacles to success. 

Among the world s finest and most varied 
collections is the planting in our gardens. 
The b eginnerwith flowers, with only a sma 
sum to spend, will find a wealth of beauty 
obtainable for a modest outlay And like- 
wise, the estate owner and others to whom 
expense is a secondary consideration wi 
find the ultimate in rarity and perfection 
offered within these pages. 



\[OCT£B ER OPERA 



MOUNTAIN SUNSET 



ELOISE LAPHAM 



The World's Finest Irises 



ADOBE 

A rich, soft, reddish buff combination. The 
stems are slender but the flowers are of very large 
size and well spaced. This is a lovely and very un- 
usual blend, the colorings being suggestive of the 
name. Each $2.00 

ALCHEMY 

Solid yellow self, from the Wareham collection in 
Cincinnati. Due to an error and misunderstanding, 
the first stock of this sent out was not true, and re- 
sulted in confusion and ill repute for the iris of this 
name. After making adjustments with those to whom 
it was wrongly sent the first season, we are now in a 
position to offer the true stock in our catalog for the 
first time. A pure, deep, bright yellow, on tall stems ; 
surpassed only by the most recent and expensive 
novelties. Each $5.00 

ALIQUIPPA 

Good sized pale yellow with luminous center of 
deeper coloring. This iris, which has received a silver 
medal of the A. I. S., is a very free bloomer and 
increases rapidly, thus being especially desirable 
where a mass of soft yellow is wanted in the garden. 

Each 25c; three for 50c; $1.50 per 10 

ALLIES 

A French autumn flowering iris, that with us at 
least has bloomed not only in the spring and fall, but 
intermittently throughout the summer as well. The 
coloring' is a combination of red-brown and fawn, a 



bit on the order of Dauntless, although lighter in 
tone. Rhizomes are usually quite small, but the flow- 
ers are of good size and there just seems to be no end 
to its blooming possibilities. Each 25c 

ALLURE 

An English silver medal winner, with ruffled 
flowers of blended tones in yellow and soft lavender- 
pink. The stems are slender and graceful, and it 
makes a lovely cut flower. Small rhizomes. 

Each 25c 

ALLUWE 

A new type variegata from Hans Sass. Of 
Nebraska X Rameses parentage, with fine yellow 
standards and red falls, on 40-inch well branched 
stems. Each $1.50 

ALTA CALIFORNIA 

Standards clear yellow, falls deep yellow, faintly 
bronzed. Unquestionably among the leading yellows 
of recent introduction, and has perfoimied superbly 
in Minnesota as Avell as in New England and Califor- 
nia. The large blossoms are of smooth firm texture, 
produced on splendid stems. Shown in color on page 
17. Each $3.00; three for $7.50 

AMBASSADUER 

A magnificent and very dependable iris that 
every garden should have. Bronze standards and 
rich red-brown falls, large in size, and of bold grow- 
ing habit. Each 25c 



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MEHAMA 



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ANAKIM 

Gigantic lavender, so outstanding in its color class 
as to defy all predecessors. Despite its colossal size, 
the floAvers are graceful in effect, well carried on 
stems over four feet tall. The extremely broad falls 
are a noticeable feature in this flower of architec- 
tural perfection. Each $6.00 

ANDANTE 

The Longfield Iris Farm introduced Andante in 
1930 as a greatly improved Germaine Perthuis. The 
great black buds unfold into flowers of perfect form 
and wondrous beauty. General effect is darkest pur- 
ple, with very bright orange beard. One of the excel- 
lent features is the almost total absence of veining. 

Each 35c ; three for $1.00 

ANNDELIA 

A new departure in the plicata group — a com- 
bination of light lilac standards with white falls bor- 
dered rose. Beautifully ruffled, medium in size, it is 
a very dainty garden subject with the fragrance of 
clover. Each 35c ; three for $1.00 

ANNE-MARIE CAYEUX 

The smooth, soft tones of this iris are indescrib- 
able. The introducer says "a delicate blending of the 
sky's colors at sunset and those of a pigeon's 
throat." The flowers are very large, of an unusual 
thick and leathery substance. The whole effect is 
wonderfully beautiful — soft rosy heliotrope blended 
with greyish amber, beard orange. One of the finest 
things ever to come from France. Each $1.50 

APACHE 

A small flower of distinct red or crimson brown 
coloring. Makes a wonderful mass, and increases 
rapidly. Each 25c 

APHRODITE 

Very fragrant and beautiful violet-pink self, with 
white flushed throat. Tall stalks, lasting long in 
bloom. Each 25c; three for 50c 

ASHTORETH 

A delicate yellow of large size and perfection of 
form. The stems are quite tall, and the opening buds 
are a very rich butter yellow. Awarded an ELM. when 
exhibited as a seedling in Boston. Each $3.50 

ASIA 

One of the most famous irises ever offered and 
still one of the best and most distinct, Standards 
silvery lavender, shading to yellow. Falls pale red- 
purple, lighter near the margins. Very brilliant 
beard. Blooms of huge size, on four-foot stems. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 

AUTUMN DAWN 

A blended pink fall bloomer. See page 35. 

BALDWIN 

One of the largest varieties, of a peculiar shade 
of manganese violet. A sort of heliotrope color, with 
monster blooms freely produced. 

Each 40c ; three for $1.00 



BEAU SABREUR 

A rich variegata introduced in 1930 by the Long- 
field Iris Farm. Bright orange-yellow standards, 
lightly stained bronze ; falls very rich and velvety, of 
deep red-brown. This is a very rapid increaser, a 
single rhizome making a clump in one year's time. 
The new "Crown Prince" is a flower of this type, 
but of much greater size and height. 

Each 40c ; three for $1.00 

BLACKAMOOR 

Dusky dark blue, with a metallic sheen and blue 
beard. A very large flower, and a free bloomer, with 
purine tinged foliage. EL M. AIS 1931. Each $2.00 

BLUE BANNER 

A fine tall iris in two shades of blue, the stan- 
dards very bright and frilled, the falls deep velvety 
blue with a narrow band of brilliant blue matching 
the standards. An outstanding blue effect in the 
garden. Each 40c 

BLUE VELVET 

Few irises have received more favorable comment 
during the past four years than has this rich velvety 
seedling from the hand of Dr. Loomis of Colorado 
Springs. An iris of the Swazi type, larger, bluer, 
and finer in every way. Not very rapid of increase, 
it will be in demand for a long time to come. 

Each $1.40; three for $3.00 

BOADICEA 

Soft yellow flushed light clear pink in both stan- 
dards and falls, overlaid sky blue in the center of 
each fall. A flower of bewitching effect, ruffled like 
Midgard, and an extra free bloomer. Each 50c 

BRITTONESS 

Pale lemon-cream, of Moonlight derivation. A 
very new introduction from England which has had 
little publicity, but is deserving of a place among the 
iris aristocracy. Blossoms of great size, slightly ruf- 
fled, splendid stem and branching habit; slightly 
tender. Each 50c 

BRUNO 

This Dominion seedling is the parent or grand- 
parent of a large majority of the finest Dominion 
strain irises of recent introduction. It stands today 
as one of the largest, richest, brightest and most 
velvety of all irises, and no collection should be with- 
out it. Standards are rosy fawn shading to yellow at 
the base ; falls a glowing rich red-brown, edged with 
buff. Each 25c; three for 50c; $1.50 per 10 

BUECHLEY'S GIANT 

With the perfect form of Frieda Mohr, and the 
clean blue-lavender of Lord of June, this new iris is 
one of the most colossal flowers we have. The stalks 
are extra heavy and tower to great height, with foli- 
age in proportion. Compared with Mabel Taft, an- 
other giant iris, this has a silky finish rather than 
velvety, different form, and is lighter in tone. 

Each $2.00 



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BURNING BRONZE 

A dark but blazing metallic red, ;i flower of great 
size, and one of the superfine seedlings grown by 
America's foremost hybridist, Dr. Ayres. This spec- 
tacular flower created a sensation when shown at the 
A IS meeting in Freeporl in 1933, and some critics 
pronounced it the finest red iris in existence. It dif- 
fers from most others in its bronzy finish. II. M. A1S 
193:3. Limited stock. Each $18.50 

BUTO 

A very dark, solid purple, from, the Sass Brothers, 
one of the darkest of all irises, and a very early one. 
Flowers are of large size, rounded in shape, and 
without any veining or reticulation. A very free 
blooming iris on medium height stems. 

Planted with the yellow Desert Gold, which 
blooms at the same time, a most striking garden 
effed is created. Each 25c 

BYZANTIUM 

A tan-brown overlaid with gold; along the midrib 
of the standards is a delicate penciling of iridescent 
blue, adding a note of charm and refinement to the 
whole. Does not lose its delicate color in hot sun. 
This is one of Dr. Ayres' newest, and stock is of 
course very scarce. Each $20.00 

CALIFORNIA COLD 

The deepest large flowered yellow, being a seed- 
ling of Grace Sturtevant and unquestionably hardy. 
Does not fade, and shows no paling in standards, 
falls, or beard. We believe this to be the nearest to 
perfection of any deep yellow in commerce. Said one 
iris enthusiast, gazing upon one of its full blown 
golden blooms for a full minute. "It isn't so. There 
is no such iris !" Stock is extremely limited. 

Each $12.50 

CAMELLIARD 

Fairly recent, not especially rare, but one of the 
best and most brilliant light type variegatas. Tower- 
ing to four feet or more, a clump is a distinctive, 
high-light in the garden. Standards clear amber yel- 
low, falls flushed light purple, yellow near the edges. 

I h !' Miss Sturtevant's best. 

Each 35c ; three for 90c 

CARDINAL 

Certainly one of the best of all Dominion seed- 
lings, and in fact one of the world's finest irises. 
Massive in size, with broad falls of deep, velvety, 
crimson-purple. Indispensable. Each 30c 

CAROLINE E. STRINGER 

A few years ago the Sass's gave us this lovely 
apple blossom pink — a pink so pale and delicate that 
it is almost a tinted white. It still stands as one of 
the really excellent things in fine iris, and at the 
present very low price no one should be without it. 
Low growing, covered with blooms. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 



CHROMYLLA 

Another of the fine new yellows appearing in our 
catalog this year. With its soft smooth finish, 
heavy substance, and uniform lemon chrome color- 
ing. Chromylla has steadfastly advanced in popu- 
larity until it stands in the front rank of modern 
yellow irises. Of course there are a number of very 
good new ones, and tastes are bound to differ, but 
we can high! y recommend this one. 

II. M.. A IS 1931. 

A.M., A IS 1932. Each $3.00 

CINNABAR 

Wonderfully rich, deep purple, medium size flow- 
ers on tall stems. Each 25c 

CLARA NOYES 

This lovely warm blend from the Sass gardens has 
been a sensation in the iris world for the past few 
years. The coloring is a medley of peach and apricot 
tones, suggesting the rich and brilliant blendings of 
the rose "Talisman." A beautiful novelty which is 
always a complete sell-out each season, so order early 
to prevent disappointment. Small rhizomes always. 

See page 32. Each $1.50 

CLASSIC 

Something along the lines of the famous variety 
Asia, with a more golden center. The stems are stiff 
and well held, and the foliage is especially rampant. 
Introduced only a few seasons ago, it increases so 
fast that it can now be sold at alow price. Each $1.00 

COLUMBINE 

Introduced as a white Aphrodite, one of the 
parents. As clean and clear as a crystal, with lovely 
form, slender branching stems, this free flowering 
white is distinct from all other white irises, and as a 
result it was awarded the silver medal at the English 
Iris Society's exhibit in London in 1930. Columbine 
is a very fast multiplier, our own stock increasing 
about 50 to one in three years. Each $1.00 

COPPERSMITH 

A very tall and robust iris with large flowers of 
copper-bronze, overlaid with velvety red. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

CORALIE 

A blend of pink and red that approaches rasp 
berry color in effect, with a dazzling note added in 
the bright golden beard. With this fine variety Dr. 
Avres has scored honors again, for Coralie was 
awarded an H. M. by the A1S in 1932 and in 1933 was 
given the Dykes Medal. Such recognition stamps it 
as a certain leader for many seasons to come. Very 
limited stock. Each $10.50 

CORONATION 

For those who do not feel like investing in the 
newer yellows offered in this list because of the 
higher cost, we sincerely recommend Coronation. It 
is a uniform deep yellow, absolutely hardy, doesn't 
fade, and compares well with irises of recent intro- 
duction in other colors. Each 35c ; three for 90c 



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INDIAN CHIEF 
COLLECTION 



DOLLY MADISON 



DESERT GOLD 



INDIAN CHIEF 



Your choice 

of any 10 

from trie fol- 
lowing list of 
varieties . . . 
all correctly 
labeled and 
postpaid for 

$000 



Dolly Madison 


San Diego 


Surprise 


Euphony 


Golden Harvest 


Gold Top 


Allure 


Redwing 


Mme. Durrand 


Pluie d'Or 


Allies 


Magenta 


Rheingauperle 


Coronation 


Egypt 


Purissima 


Beau Sabreur 


Camelliard 


Rhea 


King Tut 


Henri Riviere 


Anndelia 


Padre 


Elsinore 


Indian Chief 


Midgard 


Sikh 


Cardinal 


Frieda Mohr 


Omaha 


Sonata 


Klamath 


Blue Banner 


Melchoir 


Ultra 


Rosakura 


Marquisette 


Sunlight 


Kansas 


Andante 



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CROWN PRINCE 

Finest and richest of Dominion variegatas, with 
deep orange-yellow standards and falls of dark and 
velvety red-brown, solid to the edge. A superb iris 
on the Pacific Coast, it reaches real perfection in 
New England and the Northern tier of states. In- 
cluded in Schreiner's list of "100 Super-Iris" for the 
past two successive seasons. Produced by Dr. Klein- 
sorge, and one of our own well received introduc- 
tions. Each $2.50 



DAUNTLESS 

Probably the most popular and widely known of 
all so-called red irises. Although we now have sev- 
eral newer introductions that surpass it, none the less 
Dauntless remains near the top, and there has never 
been sufficient stock to supply the demand. The 
blooms are of great size, on tall heavy stems, and last 
over a long season. The coloring is rich velvety red, 
with very little of the blue or purple undertone. A 
former Dykes medal winner. Each $1.00 



DAY DREAM 

One of those "peachy-apricot" blends in shades of 
pink and yellow. For some reason, this variety has 
never been exploited as have many less deserving 
sorts. Day Dream is not just a lovely color medley — 
it is a very tall, well branched, vigorous growing iris, 
with large flowers ; one of those things that will bring 
exclamations of delight from your garden visitors. 

Each $1.00 

DELIGHT 

Very lovely plicata with only the rose style 
branches to detract from its whiteness. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 



DEPUTE NOMBLOT 

Tlie world's greatest iris. Blooming for the first 
time in America during the season of 1930, it almost 
bowled over all who saw it. Since that time it 
has proven worthy of first impressions, and from 
England and France, as well as from all sections of 
this country, come songs of praise for this imposing 
giant of the race. Standards light glowing rosy- 
purple, overlaid bronzy-gold. Falls very wide, spread- 
ing, purplish garnet-red, shading to lighter rosy- 
bronze at the edge. Deep orange beard. Over four 
feet tall, wonderfully well branched. Depute Nom- 
blot received a certificate of merit in 1929 at the 
Paris show, and in 1930 was awarded the Dykes 
medal. Each $1.50 ; three for $4.00 

DESERT GOLD 

Among the earliest of the tall bearded group. An 
extremely large, fine formed, smooth clear yellow. 
Standards are nicely domed, pure light yellow. Falls 
are extra broad, pure yellow with very rich yellow 
beard. It certainly is deserving of a position among 
the best new introductions. Plant a clump in front of 
several clumps of Santa Barbara — they bloom to- 
gether, and what a picture! H. M. AIS 1931; A.M. 
1932. See page 8. Each $1.00 



DEPUTE NOMBLOT 



DESERT DAWN 

Glorious yellow and lavender blend, the gold of 
the center extending almost to the tips of the stan- 
dards and falls, which are pure lavender. A great 
improvement on Candlelight, with less lavender, 
larger blooms, and a stronger stem. Extra late. 

Each $2.50 



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DOCROSE 

A very beautiful, superb pink iris, with very 
large, oval shaped flowers in a uniform shade of soft 
pink, with deep gold beard. The stalks are almost 
shoulder high, and in the English trial grounds at 
Wisley it proved a sensation. American visitors at 
the English shows were struck with its beauty. Dog- 
rose was awarded the silver medal at the London 
show when exhibited as a seedling in 1929. 

See page 13. Each $2.00 ; three for $5.00 

DOLLY MADISON 

With the blended colorings of an intensified 
Quaker Lady, and size, branching habit and height 
comparable to the best, this Williamson introduction 
has no superior in its class. As the Longfield cata- 
logue states: "Eventually you will own Dolly .Madi- 
son." It carries some of the shades found in the 
new French varieties, Anne Marie Cayeux and Evo- 
lution. Reliable everywhere, and certain to evoke 
the admiration of all who see it. See cut on page 8. 

Each 30c; three for 75c 

EASTER MORN 

Remindful of all that is pure, like the candles and 
lilies at an Easter service. A creamier and heavier 
white than Purissima, with a rich golden center, 
flaunted on giant stalks that spring from broad 
sword-like foliage of vivid green. A flowering speci- 
men of this in one's garden is a sanctuary for all 
visitors. Each $3.50 

EGYPT 

A grand iris of immense size and great substance, 
enduring wind and rain, as well as a strong sun. 
The flowers are of Mme. Gaudichau shape, but meas- 
ure over five inches from top to bottom. Broad 
standards, stiff and erect, of a livid bronzy-violet. 
Palls very large, long and drooping, of deep velvety 
maroon-purple, with black sheen. Bright gold beard. 
Very little reticulation. A robust, free blooming, 
very tall and well branched new English variety from 
the firm of R. Wallace & Co. Each 50c 

EL CAPITAN 

Giant blooms which always evoke exclamations 
of surprise. A bicolor of light manganese violet, of 
perfect shape and of excellent habit. Each 50c 

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT 

Our best bet in autumn flowering irises. See 
page 35. 

ELOISE LAPHAM 

This delightfully ruffled flesh pink iris has re- 
ceived two successive awards, and made a universal 
hit last year when it flowered in various parts of the 
country. It appears to have the delicate smoothness 
of kid, and its rapid increase and great freedom of 
bloom will be sure to make it a great favorite. About 
the size and shape of Midgard ; of medium height. 

See page 4. Each $1.00 



ELSINORE 

A flower but little known, and one which is de- 
serving of greater popularity. Of only medium size, 
its dainty blossoms of pale primrose-yellow are deli- 
cately edged and stained violet, and are produced 
abundantly. Something different, Try it, 

Each 35c; three for $1.00 

EL TOVAR 

A gorgeous variegata blend, in rich brown-yellow 
and blackish maroon, with a yellow glow at the heart. 
This iris is one of the foremost of all new introduc- 
tions of the past three years, having been awarded an 
H.M. of the AIS in 1932 when firs.t exhibited. Noth- 
ing like it. Height 3 feet: Each $12.00 

EOTHEN (Out of the East) 

Soft, ivory-yellow, entirely overlaid buff, produc- 
ing an effect of rich antique ivory. Typical Dominion 
shape, the falls flaring widely, and with domed 
standards. Large blooms, freely produced, make this 
a marvel in the garden picture. Each $1.00 

EREBIAN 

A self of rich, dark, bordeau red lightened by a 
heavy gold beard. The big dusky flowers are freely 
produced on very tall and well branched stalks. This 
iris was produced by Dr. Loomis of Colorado Springs, 
who gave us the popular Blue Velvet. 

H. M. AIS 1930. Each $1.50 ; three for $4.00 

ETHEL PECKHAM 

Large, perfectly formed flowers of a blazing red- 
dish tone. This iris, put on the market in 1932, has 
created a stir equaled by few introductions in the 
past twenty years. The reason is that many irises 
with quite red falls possess standards of tan or violet 
or lilac, but Ethel Peckham is a red self — the largest, 
most brilliant, and most nearly red of all irises. One 
stalk of bloom in the garden will draw instant atten- 
tion ! H. M. AIS 1932. Each $15.00 

ETHELWYN DUBUAR 

A new outstanding pink, produced by E. G. Lap- 
ham, of Elkhart, Indiana, and introduced in 1933. A 
heavy flowering variety, it evoked the following com- 
ments in the ATS Bulletin for October, 1933: "The 
largest flower of any pink I have seen. A 'best seller' 
in my garden. A larger flower than Pink Satin." 
Deep pink in general effect, with lemon beard. Height 
3 feet, See page 31. Each $1.50; three for $4.00 

EUPHONY 

The Sass Brothers have given us, of late years, a 
series of irises of the Ophelia type, ranging in tone 
from deep yellow-browns to pale yellow-pinks. Eu- 
phony is one of the most beautiful and distinct of all 
this series. The standards are mustard yellow, waA r ed 
and fluted, stained with light brown at the tips. 
Falls are squarely held, mustard yellow, flushed with 
blue in the central portion and overlaid soft brown. 
This is a lovely and bright color harmony, and the 
great freedom of bloom of this variety makes it a 
heavy favorite. See color reproduction on page 32. 

Each 30c ; three for 75c ; ten for $2.00 



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EVOLUTION 

Pale copper-bronze self, with heavily frilled 
standards. The falls are also copper-bronze, but are 
overlaid blue and capped with a brilliant orange 
beard. This is of French origination, and is one of 
the most worthwhile irises we have had from that 
master, Cayeux. Each $2.00 



GOLDEN LIGHT 

A seedling of Euphony, with the distinctive form 
and size of that lovely ruffled variety. The difference 
lies in the rich orange-cinnamon color of this new 
variety — something new in the tan group. Very 
bright and of wonderful carrying quality. 40 inches 
tall. ' Each $8.00 



FRIEDA MOHR 

Dependable anywhere, despite the fact that it was 
originated in California and contains tender blood, 
it is perfectly at home in Ohio, Minnesota, and New 
England, as well as in the moist climate of the Pa- 
cific Northwest, The color is a lively shade of 
violet-pink, standards slightly lighter than the falls. 
Its huge size and great height make it a leader in 
any color class. Each 35c; 3 for 75c 

FRIVOLITE 

The general effect is one of brilliant shrimp-pink, 
with golden glints. This French introduction is of- 
fered as a great improvement upon the fine variety 
Marquisette, being a deeper shade. A very lovely 
and unique novelty, at its best when established a 
year. It increases rapidly. See page 12. Each $1.50 

FROST QUEEN 

The finest white fall bloomer. See page 35. 

GAY HUSSAR 

A gay thing, indeed! A combination of richest 
and brightest yellow and velvety ox-blood red falls. 

Each 30c 

GERMAINE PERTHUIS 

A wonderful iris, with substance like leather. A 
huge, glowing flower of bright red-purple, with a 
fiery orange beard. Very fragrant. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

GILEAD 

A beautiful golden blend, tinged with bronze. 
The ground color is soft buff, overlaid amber, the 
falls somewhat deeper than the standards. These 
same lovely golden brown tones are found in the 
new French iris "Jean Cayeux", although the form 
is different. Gilead is one of the finest of all Ameri- 
can introductions, and possesses a unique color dis- 
tinction. 

H. M., AIS 1932. Each $3.00 

GLORIOLE 

Described as an "ice blue self", this introduction 
by Merton Gage was the outstanding new iris in New 
England during the past two seasons. Critics in that 
section waxed very enthusiastic when it was first 
shown, and it was immediately awarded an H.M. of 
the Iris Society. Of huge size, the pale blue petals 
are entirely overlaid with frosty crystal-like par- 
ticles. Wonderfully formed and surely a most noble 
flower. Pew plants. Each $20.00 

GOLDEN HARVEST 

Free flowering j'ellow fall bloomer. See page 35. 



GOLDILOCKS 

Uniform yellow, of soft, smooth finish. This is one 
of the most free flowering of the new tall yellows, the 
numerous branches being heavily laden with blos- 
soms. Very rapid of increase, it is a reliable and 
showy garden subject. Each $1.00; three for $2.00 

GOLD STREAM 

A very tall cream-yellow, with brilliant orange 
beard, giving it a very striking appearance. 

Each 50c 

GOLD TOP 

Introduced by Carl Salbach in 1931. Rich old 
gold standards, set off by falls that are red violet in 
the center and edged old gold. The style arms and 
beard afford a further touch of gold. Blooms very 
early and continues all through the season, the colors 
growing richer as the season advances; 42 inches tall 
and well branched. To me. this iris presented the 
novel appearance of being fashioned out of brass, 
because of the odd brass-yellow color effect. You 
surely will like it. Each 40c; three for $1.00 

GRACE STURTEVANT 

Almost black-brown when first opening, this vel- 
vety Dominion seedling holds first position in its 
color class. The chocolate falls are figuratively set 
on fire with the leaping brilliance of the orange-red 
beards. It is one of the most popular among visitors 
to our display gardens, and deservedly so. We now 
have a large stock of fine big rhizomes. See page 24. 

Each 75c ; three for $2.00 

HAPPY DAYS 

From advance reports, this is the greatest iris in- 
troduction of the past decade. Described as a solid 
uniform bright yellow, in size as large as the giant 
El Capitan. and acclaimed by every iris critic who 
has seen it. Surely it must have been a very happy 
day when the originator, Sidney Mitchell, viewed the 
first open blossom ! Each $17.50 

HEARTHSTONE COPPER 

Here is a real surprise ! Mr. Doub, the introducer, 
sent three rhizomes to us for trial in 1932. In May of 
last year they sent up ten bloom stalks, lighting the 
garden like a bonfire. With standards of bright old 
gold, it shades down to the fiery red falls, so bright 
as to be almost startling. The flowers are only of 
medium size, and form is not especially good, but for 
lively color nothing else approaches it. Truly some- 
thing different. Each $1.00; three for $2.00 



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HENRI RIVIERE 

The huge waxen standards are solid lemon yel- 
low, the broad falls are delicate mauve, edged 
canary yellow and blending into canary yellow at 
the tnroat. An exquisite pale blend, the predominant 
note being bright yellow. This iris is of very large 
size, produced on vigorous stems, and M. Millet, the 
French hybridist, regards it as his highest achieve- 
ment. Each 50c; three for $1.25 



HERNANI 

Among the brightest and most free flowering of 
the red group. The standards are rosy red, the falls 
are very brilliant garnet-red and are held horizon- 
tally. Planted with such pinkish toned varieties as 
Frivolite it presents a most striking pure red effect. 

Each $1.00 



HOOCIANA 

A very smooth toned species of sky blue, — one 
of the bluest of all irises. Petals have a peculiar 
metalic lustre. Must have good drainage but is not 
a difficult subject to grow. Each 50c ; 3 for $1.25 



IMPERIAL BLUSH 

A new creamy pink, tall, with very large blos- 
soms, of delightful perfume. The stems reach 40 
inches in height. A Sass production, vigorous and 
very free flowering. This does not carry any of the 
yellow glow of most other pink toned irises. 

Each $4.00 



INDIAN 

But little known, this tawny blend of pale cinna- 
mon and creamy buff is heavily ruffled and in form 
is somewhat like the popular variety "Euphony". 
Stock is exceedingly scarce. 

Each 50c 



INDIAN CHIEF 

Well named, for while classed as one of our su- 
perior reds, it carries a bronzy overcast, being re- 
garded by some critics as a red blend. At any rate, 
Indian Chief is one of the most popular of the newer 
things, and a credit to Doctor Ayres, its introducer. 
The velvety falls are deep blood-red, blended with 
bronze, and the standards are considerably lighter 
in tone. A large flower, quite tall, and very well 
branched. See page 8. Each 40c; three for $1.00 



_ _ Raised by Dr. R. E. Kleinsorge, 

I TAbCA Silver ton, Ore. 

A positive self of the darkest, yet most vivid, deep 
amethyst. It carries no veining whatsoever, and the 
great depth of tone is intensified by a heavy brown 
beard, underlaid with blue. The texture is like silk, 
and the flowers are rounded in shape, with nicely 
branched stalks 30 to 36 inches high. Robert Schrei- 
ner, seeing this in flower in the originator's garden, 
declared it to be one of the greatest and most distinct 
irises turned out in recent years. See cover. 

Each $20.00 




JEAN CAYEUX 



JEAN CAYEUX 



Certainly one of the most beautiful irises we have 
ever flowered in our gardens. Likewise, it is one of 
the most unusual in color — a soft, smooth, light buff, 
described by some as "coffee colored" and by others 
as Havana-brown. The form is perfect, as the accom- 
panying illustration shows, and the size is larger than 
average. It is splendidly branched, over three feet 
tall, and flowers over a long season. Jean Cayeux has 
been awarded a Certificate of Merit by the French 
Horticultural Society, and in 1931 it won the Dykes 
Medal for the finest iris of the year. It is listed in 
Schreiner's "100 Super-Iris". Each $10.00 

I ERRY Raised by Mr. E. G. Lapham, 

' Elkhart. Ind. 

"We take particular pleasure in being numbered 
among the joint introducers of this perfectly formed, 
extremely brilliant red iris. Mr. Lapham has a splen- 
did reputation for quality in his previous introduc- 
tions, and enthusiasts will find that Jerry is very 
close to the reddest thing ever turned out in an iris. 
Not only that, but the large rounded flowers are as 
near perfection as could be desired. Height three 
feet, rapid of increase, hardiness unquestioned. We 
recommend it whole-heartedlv. Each $5.00 



JANE WILLIAMSON 



Exquisite blend of rose, old gold and maroon. Not 
large, but very floriferous and especially lovely. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 



KALINCA 

Huge cream self, outstanding not only as an exhi- 
bition spike, but as a garden specimen as well. The 
broad, spreading, ivory textured blooms generally 
come out in groups of three or four simultaneously, 
and each stem will carry from twelve to fifteen flow- 
ers. The spacing is perfect, as the photograph on 
page 15 is a normal specimen and gives a clear idea 
of the candelabra effect. An offspring of Dolly 
Madison, its hardiness is beyond question. Four feet 
in height. Each $10.00 

KANSAS 

This iris was introduced by Walter Timmerman. 
of Kansas City, and although but little known, it is 
certainly one of the very finest, large flowered, rose 
pink varieties. The color slightly resembles Frieda 
Mohr, but the flower is of an entirely different 
shape, being more rounded and without the wide, 
flaring falls. It is just a little lighter in tone, with a 
pale yellow beard. Each 35c; three for $1.00 

KING JUBA 

Clear golden standards and brilliantly contrast- 
ing falls of velvety red, the latter especially wide and 
heavy of texture. A red and yellow effect as com- 
pared with the orange and brown of Crown Prince. 
These two constitute the royal pair of variegatas. 

Each $1.50 

KING KARL 

A dotted and sanded plicata in apricot tones, with 
specks of brown and red, giving it a unique and 
attractive effect. A large flower ; late. Each 25c 

KING MIDAS 

One of the first of the tall bearded irises to 
flower. Of a soft and beAvitehing tone of golden buff 
overlaid garnet brown. The heavy beard is deepest 
orange, and the entire center of the bloom is illumi- 
nated with intense golden lights. Perfect in every 
detail. Medium in height. Each 85c 

KING SOLOMON 

One of the recent arrivals from England that was 
heralded as a giant and improved Dominion. We 
paid $50 for a single rhizome four years ago, but in 
our garden it has failed to come up with such things 
as Meldorie and Blue Velvet. For those who care to 
try it. we offer our limited stock at — 

Each 50c 

KING TUT 

One of the inherent qualities of the many new 
Sass irises is the element of rich red-brown in the 
various color schemes. This has been accomplished 
through the use of King Tut in the various crosses, 
and in spite of his almost countless progeny, the 
King still remains the most brilliant of all, blazing in 
the sunlight like a live ember. Easy to grow, a free 
flowerer. Every iris grower should have it. 

Each 40c 



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KLAMATH 

A great, heavily textured, perfectly Formed 
flower in tones of deep mulberry, bronze and 
brown. Xot brilliant, but remarkably rich and 
sombre, suggesting a rare antique or valuable 



old tapestry. 



Each 50c ; three for $1.00 



KOROLKOWI 

Odd species with small raffled and fluted 
blossoms in queer tones of copper flushed vio- 
let. An early bloomer, about one foot in height. 
Good drainage required. Each 50c ; 3 for $1.25 

LA BOHEMIENNE 

A genuine novelty as to color, being a deep 
hellebore red, or russet - red, heavily veined 
cream and buff. Very low growing, less than 
20 inches. This variety is positively smothered 
with flowers, and increases tremendously. A 
French introduction, exceptionally valuable 
for mass planting or to use in the foreground 
of taller sorts. Each 25c; three for 50c 

LABOR 

A deep garnet colored flower, overlaid with 
a copper and bluish sheen. This unusual tone 
has made Labor one of the best sellers of the 
past two seasons. This iris crowds Opera out of 
the picture, and is most effective as a clump 
where its intense color can be displayed to 
most advantage. Each 25c; three for 50c 

LADY PARAMOUNT 

The sensational new yellow seedling of W. 
R. Dykes, produced by C. G. White, of Red- 
lands. Calif. A really magnificent flower in 
clear primrose yellow, with firm silken tex- 
tured petals. 

The year before this iris was introduced, 
reports were broadcast over the country telling 
of its existence, and last season when plants 
became available, they were quickly snapped up 
by an eagerly waiting clientele. It will prob- 
ably be several seasons before the supply of 
plants will be sufficient to permit a low price. 
Our stock is limited, but we can deliver extra 
fine rhizomes while they last. Order early. 

Each $17.50 

L'AICLON 

A flower of coppery tones, shaded red. Strong 
growing, with very fine large flowers abundantly 
produced. It somewhat resembles Coppersmith, but 
is more red and possibly a freer bloomer. Bold foliage 
and tall stems. Makes an excellent and brilliant mass. 

Each 25c; three for 53c 




KALINGA 

LARGO 

Really an unfound gem. because it lias received 
almost no publicity and very few have ever seen or 
heard of it. The flower is of extra fine form and 
size, the stalks very tall and perfectly branched, and 
it lasted over a long period. Color is a harmony of 
wax yellow, mustard yellow, and citron yellow, the 
falls delicately overlaid mauve. In a class with 
Henri Riviere, Camelliard, and Gold Top, but having 
characteristics all its own ; we regard it as the finest 
of the lot. Each $2.75 



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"V, 




At last the Iris lover may number 
among his treasures golden - hued 
flowers of majestic size, height, and 
"finish." For years we have longed 
for these, contenting ourselves with 
the small blooms and short stems 
of the only yellows then available. 
But now . . . PHEBUS on the left, 
CHROMYLLA below, ALTA 
CALIFORNIA opposite, and such 
things as PLUIE D'OR, CALIFOR- 
NIA GOLD, HAPPY DAYS, 
ALCHEMY, LADY PARA- 
MOUNT, and many others, dot 
the pages throughout this catalog. 
They will bring brightness and rich- 
ness into your garden. 



ALTA 

CALIFORNIA 




LE CORREGE 

A very deep red-brown, with glowing orange 
beard. The standards are overlaid bronze. A browner 
and richer Ambassaduer ; a really great iris. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 

LEGEND 

A huge flower of the Cardinal type; rich deep 
claret falls, seemingly of pure velvet, and standards 
of deep blue, slightly bronzed. The color combination 
is a bit like that in Sir Michael, although Legend is 
considerably darker all around. The flowers are en- 
livened by a heavy gold beard. Here is one of the 
largest and most majestic irises in commerce today, 
with every possible good point, and the price is 
reasonable for such a new introduction. From the 
Wareham collection in Cincinnati. One of Schreiner's 
"100 Super-Iris". Shown on page 28. Each $1.50 

LODESTAR 

One of the last to flower, this bright combination 
of glittering yellow standards and very dark brown- 
ish falls is a real "high light" in any garden. Flowers 
are of perfect formation, lavishly produced. Height 
about two and a half feet. Very small rhizomes al- 
ways. Each 50c 



LOETITI A MICHAUD 

Gigantic in size, perfect in every detail, this iris 
retains its popularity in spite of numerous compet- 
itors. Of an even tone of soft lobelia-blue, a little 
deeper than the blue of the sky, a light yellow beard 
for contrast. This ofttimes grows shoulder high, and 
is one of the many irises classed as tender that can 
be depended upon to thrive in almost any section of 
the country. Among the indispensables. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 

LOS ANGELES 

Sister seedling of the wonderful plieata San Fran- 
cisco. A giant in size, snowy white, with faint edg- 
ings of lavender-blue. Splendid stalks were on ex- 
hibit in the St. Paul iris show, and it was growing 
and blooming lustily in the Schreiner garden in that 
city, indicating that it is really quite hardy when 
once acclimated. Each 60c ; three for $1.25 

MAGENTA 

Very deep amethyst-violet, a shade not compar- 
able to any other iris. Very free blooming, with 
flowers better than average size. This is another 
variety which makes a grand showing on a two-year 
clump, and especially when planted adjacent to pink 
or vellow. Each 50c 



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MABEL TAFT 

Wonderful giant blue, with velvety falls. A can- 
didate for "the world's largest iris", the stalks tower- 
ing to almost five feet in some instances, and with the 
largest foliage of any bearded iris we have. The group 
of about a dozen clumps pictured on page 19 was a 
real attention getter in our display garden in 1934. 

Each 85c 

MACNIFICA 

As the name implies, a grand thing of monster 
size ; a bright, glowing red violet, with throat over- 
laid soft brown. The standards are lighter in tone, 
almost pink, and exceptionally broad. A most im- 
pressive variety. Each 25c 

M. A. PORTER 

A very large seedling produced by E. G. Lapham, 
of Elkhart, Ind. Standards are close to Gaudichau 
in color, with much darker falls. A very deep violet 
of heavy substance, with brilliant orange beard. The 
growth of stem and leaf is very rampant, indicative 
of its vigor and size. Each $1.00 ; three for $2.50 

MARQUITA 

A well named iris in brilliant luminous ivory 
yellow and ochraceous maroon. The standards are 
ivory deepening to sulphur at the base ; the falls are 
of the same color but are heavily and entirely lined 
with dark but brilliant maroon, giving to the flower 
a most striking and novel appearance. Limited stock. 

Each $5.00 

MARQUISETTE 

An odd tone of "shrimp pink". This is slightly 
similar to Frivolite, except that it is several shades 
lighter and lacks the golden sheen of this newer sort. 
Marquisette is most effective when established as a 
two-year clump. Each 40c ; three for $1.00 

MARY BARNETT 

A beautiful clear blue self with exceptionally 
brilliant center. This is a free blooming sort, and 
gives a very remarkable pale blue splash of color. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

MARY CEDDES 

In the forefront of American introductions dur- 
ing the past two or three seasons, and for that matter, 
one of the finest and most distinct irises of all time. 
The color is light ochraceous salmon, the falls stained 
deeper. In our garden it has always exhibited 4-way 
branching habit, and is one of our longest lasting 
varieties. Very little stock available anywhere in the 
country. Awarded an A. M. at Wisley, England, in 
1933. Shown on page 27. Each $3.00 

MARY SENNI 

Huge mauve blend, a sort of ashes of roses com- 
bination, with golden beard to relieve the sombreness. 
Produced by the great Frenchman, Millet, this iris 
was named for the foremost iris critic in Italy. We do 
not have anything near this color in our entire collec- 
tion, and stock is offered by very few growers. 

Each $2.50 



MEHAMA 

A blend of pink and yellow, with an underlying 
cast of pale blue. A self in effect, although the stan- 
dards are slightly lighter and reflect the glints of 
dust-like golden particles. A very large iris, quite 
early, on stems from 30 to 36 inches tall. With the 
sun on it, or through it, Mehama is one of the most 
enchanting things in the garden. See page 5. 

Each $7.50 

MELCHIOR 

The deep velvet-maroon flowers leave nothing 
to ask for in either size, shape, or all-round iris per- 
fection. My own color description would be "a self 
of velvety-garnet, with beard of bronze-yellow." 
Melchior was introduced in England as an improved 
Mrs. Valerie West, but with us it is distinctly dif- 
ferent, and we personally regard it as one of the 
world's very best. Each 40c ; three for $1.00 

MELDORIC 

The popularity of this iris last season bears out 
our contention of the past two years that no other 
dark colored iris surpasses it. Originally introduced 
at a high price, because of limited stock, it was cata- 
logued at a very reasonable figure in 1934 and the 
immediate demand depleted our stock within three 
weeks. We could have sold three times the amount of 
stock we had. As a result we are very shy of rhizomes 
for this season, and we urge all who desire it now to 
order at once. 

Since its introduction, Meldoric has had increased 
laurels of all kinds heaped upon it : an H. M. of the 
AIS in 1931, selection for trial at Wisley in England 
in 1933 and a resultant highest award there in 1934, 
and inclusion in Schreiner's "100 Super Iris" during 
the past two seasons. See page 20. Each $2.50 

MICHELLINE CHARRAIRE 

Beautiful tall white, with golden beard. A clear 
white of large size, and very desirable. Each 30c 

MIDCARD 

When this lovely beauty was first shown, it cre- 
ated a furore, because the yellow-pink blended flow- 
ers introduced a new color note, and the ruffled 
petals were an added touch of distinction. It has 
proven to be one of the most reliable varieties for 
severe climates, besides being a very free bloomer 
and rapid multiplier. No iris since the introduction of 
Morning Splendor has been so universally popular. 
Especially lovely under artificial light, and unsur- 
passed for massed planting on the landscape. See 
page 32. Each 25c ; three for 50c ; $1.50 per 10 

MINISTRE FERNAND DAVID 

A masterpiece in deep, rich, dark purple. This 
recent French introduction received much praise 
when first seen in Mrs. Pattison's garden at Free- 
port, 111. A huge, well shaped flower, that has been 
awarded many certificates and prizes abroad. 

Each $2.00 



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MABEL TAFT — The Giant Among Irises 



Note the massive stalks and bold, handsome 
foliage. A Dominion seedling, the great 
Rowers are Finely proportioned and rich in 
texture. For those seeking something of 
astonishing size combined with beauty, we 
invite attention to this impressive violet blue. 



"I received my order of iris, two collec- 
tions, in fine condition. I was astounded 
at the size and quality of the rhizomes, 
and I am sure that there are no finer 
produced anywhere.'' 

A. R. Blue, 

2324 W. Union St., 

Blue Island, III. 

"I wish to let you know the Iris Rhizomes 
arrived in splendid condition. They are 
certainly_a fine looking lot of plants, and 
I am quite sure I will be back for more 
nzxt year." 

Charles Lang, 
59 Wilson Ave., 
St. Thomas, Ont. 



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MELDORIC 



President Pilkington 


Rusty Gold 


Tiger-Tiger 


Red Dominion 


Rubeo 


Meldoric 


Alta California 


Largo 


Zaharoon 


October Opera 


Frost Queen 


Noweta 


Chromylla 


Valor 


Ashtoreth 


Crown Prince 


Selene 


Pink Satin 


Ministre F. David 


Gilead 


Nurmahal 



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MIRASOL 

A very fine large yellow, containing some Meso- 
potamia blood, but reasonably easy to grow. Tbe 
flowers are of large size, well formed, slightly 
rounded, and there are no markings to detract from 
the solid golden yellow color. Rich yellow beard. 
Three feet in height. Each 50c 

MME. DURRAND 

One of the most unusual and most beautiful irises 
in the world, a blend of pale buff and creamy laven- 
der, marked old gold. A heavy flowerer, fine in every 
way, but rather tender in cold sections where it 
should have protection and perfect drainage. 

Each 30c ; three for 75c 

MME. CAUDICHAU 

Very early dark violet blue self, with heavy gold 
beard. Perfect in form and substance and of velvety 
texture. Very fragrant. Each 25c 

MOA 

Deep purple, almost black when first opening. A 
huge, very impressive flower of the original Domin- 
ion seedling set. Heavy stalks, 40 inches tall. 

Each 30c ; three for 75c 

MONTEREY 

Dark bronzed red-purple, a very deep tone of 
mulberry, stained with dregs of wine. The broad, 
velvety falls are edged with the lighter tone of the 
standards. Another of the Mitchell giants from Cal- 
ifornia, with all good points, reaching a height of 
four feet. Each 30c ; three for 75c 

MONTOUR 

This little gem, a medley of deep pink, cinnamon 
and red-brown, is perfect in every detail, and one of 
the very best for planting in the foreground of taller 
sorts. The bright brick-red effect is enlivened by a 
brilliant orange beard. Very rapid of increase, mak- 
ing a mass of bloom. Each 25c ; three for 50c 

MOONBEAM 

The finest May-flowering (intermediate) iris in 
commerce with blooms which are above the average 
size for this group. Of fine substance and good form, 
a clear, pure, sulphur yellow self with no markings. 
Height about two feet. Excellent for planting to 
flower with the tulips. Each 25c 

MOONLIGHT 

One of the earliest, a giant white with green and 
gold reticulations. Very heavy gold beard. Each 25c 

MOON MAGIC 

Of a general buff -yellow tone, smooth and creamy 
in texture, of wonderful form. The stalks are freely 
produced, low and widely branched. An iris of rare 
merit. 

H. M. AIS 1932. Each 85c 

MORNING GLORY 

A much brighter flower than Morning Splendor, 
a fine grower, and exceedingly effective as a garden 
clump. The glittering golden beard enhances its 
brilliancy. Each $1.25 



MORNING SPLENDOR 

Certainly among the best no matter what the 
price. A huge flower of crimson or wine color, per- 
fect in every detail. Has received many awards and 
is surpassed by nothing in its color class. 

Each 25c; per dozen $1.50 

MOUNTAIN SUNSET 

An indescribable medley of fawn and old gold, 
equally suffused in the standards, and the falls en- 
tirely overlaid with varying shades of violet. Novel 
in shape as well as in color ; a blend of pastoral tints 
that invites close inspection. Very late, medium in 
size, thirty inches tall. See page 4. Each $7.50 

MRS. HERBERT HOOVER 

One of the new pink or near-pink varieties. The 
standards are old rose, lightly tinged with bronze, 
and are broad and ruffled. Falls are a deeper rose, 
with midrib of turquoise blue. The center of the 
flower is lit with a most brilliant beard and style 
arms. Exceptionally free flowering and rapid of in- 
crease. Stems are tall and well branched. In a class 
with Frivolite and Marquisette ; between the two in 
general color effect. See page 13. 

Each $1.50 ; three for $4.00 

MRS. MARION CRAN 

One of the finest pink-toned iris ever introduced. 
Exceptionally tall, with large, well-formed flowers 
of bright rose-pink. This is the true variety, not to 
be confused with "Marion Cran". 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

MRS. VALERIE WEST 

The rich brown-reds of Bruno and the plush crim- 
son of Cardinal combined into one gigantic flower — 
the crowning achievement of the great Bliss, who 
gave us Dominion and the long line of its famous 
progeny. The broad foliage is handsomely curved, 
lending a distinctive note, and the heavy stalks are 
widely branched. The enormous blossoms are pro- 
duced in great profusion, completing all the desirable 
features anyone could ask for in a truly world famous 
iris. We have accumulated one of the largest stocks 
of this variety in existence, and offer it at an attrac- 
tive price. See page 25. Each 60c ; three for $1.00 

MY MARYLAND 

Deep brown in effect, although the standards are 
purplish-buff. Falls very dark garnet brown. Very 
tall for an iris of this color, attaining 4 feet or over. 

Each 75c 

NEBRASKA 

Deep golden yellow, with prominent veinings of 
reddish brown in the falls. A good sized flower, 
slightly ruffled. Each 40c 

NINGAL 

One of the recent productions of Dr. Ayres, of 
Cincinnati. A most lovely and unusual blend, unlike 
anything now in commerce. The standards are pure 
bronzy buff, extra large, and nicely domed. The 
flaring falls are of a smooth, warm buff, overlaid 
with iridescent very pale blue. This blue shading is 
deepest near the center and gradually fades to pale 



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buff at the margin. Gigantic in stature, being up to 
46 inches tall. Each $3.00 

NOWETA 

Here is one of the latest sensations from those 
popular hybridizers, the Sass Brothers. A melting 
creamy pink, exceptionally ruffled, much more so 
than Midgard, and larger than this popular variety. 
Stock of Noweta is still very scarce, and as was the 
case last season, it is likely to be a sell-out before 
summer is far along. Everyone who sees it wants this 
frilly, pinky, fluffy-ruffled dainty newcomer. 

Each $2.00 

NUMA ROUMESTAN 

Deep but bright garnet red, of a uniform shade in 
both standards and falls. More uniform in color 
than Dauntless; not as large nor as tall, however. 
Free blooming, and gives a fine red note in the gar- 
den. Very late. Each 60c ; three for $1.50 

NURMAHAL 

One of the magnificent seedlings introduced by 
Col. Nicholls of Ithaca, N. Y. Standards deep brown, 
with a hint of violet, very large, circular and domed. 
Falls very deep black-brown with a red undertone. 
Yellow beard. Of the Grace Sturtevant type, but a 
larger flower with better substance and much finer 
standards. A wonderful new iris that is sure to 
attract instant attention. Each $2.50 

NUSKU 

Lovely old rose and yellow blend, a very luminous 
flower, tall and stately. Introduced by Mrs. Thos. 
Nesmith of Lowell, Mass. Flowers of large size, 
about three feet in height. Each 40c 

OCTOBER OPERA 

Rich wine red autumn bloomer. See page 35. 

OMAHA 

A beautiful coral-red self, with orange beard, 
producing a very striking contrast. Blooms are extra 
large and of lovely rounded form. The color effect 
is deep and brilliant pink, rather than red. and the 
petals have a glistening and fragile appearance, al- 
though on the contrary they stand up perfectly. A 
considerable novelty in color, and one of Sass's finest. 
Height about 30 inches. Each 35c ; three for 90c 

OPALINE 

A very lovely blend of soft pink and yellow. A 
single stalk gives but a faint idea of the beauty of 
this flower; as a clump it is truly stunning. Our 
stock is limited, but we can equally recommend "Day 
Dream", a flower of the same type and color effect. 

Each 50c ; three for $1.25 

OPHELIA 

A blend of cream, old gold, pink, and pale blue, 
difficult to at once describe, but one of the loveliest 
of all irises. A beautiful variety under artificial 
light. Each 25c; three for 50c 

ORUCA 

Large flowers, abundantly produced, in pale lav- 
ender, lighter at edges of the falls. Very prominent 
fuzzy beard. Each 35c 



PADRE 

A California introduction that bears quite a close 
resemblance to the famous Persia, having the same 
smoky blue and bronzy purple combination of tones. 
Tall, with heavy foliage and enormous blooms. The 
amber beard and style arms lend enrichment to the 
color note. Each 35c ; three for 70c 

PEACHES 

A warm and bright blend of peach, apricot, and 
orange. Not so deep in color as Clara Noyes, and with 
more creamy markings in the falls. One of the most 
prolific flowering varieties, with very heavily ruffled 
blossoms. Peaches is a very recently introduced va- 
riety and stock is still very scarce. 

Each $1.25; three for $3.00 

PEERLESS 

A magnificent iris of very bright mahogany red. 
One of the very largest, and of wonderful effect with 
its bright red color and heavy gold beard. 

Each 35c 

PERSIA 

One of Dr. Ayres' masterpieces. Blended shades 
of pale blue, lavender, grey, and bronze, with a 
smoky veil enveloping the entire flower. Massive 
blooms in great abundance, with many tall and 
splendidly branched stalks. A well named variety 
that will prove an asset in any iris garden. 

Each $1.25; three for $3.00 

PERSIAN PRINCESS 

A pogo-regelia hybrid superior to anything of its 
type. Bishop's purple veined with madder violet, the 
heft veined seal-brown. Said to be a more easy doer 
than others in this class, and to reach a height of 
three feet, Very few plants for sale. Each $2.50 

PHEBUS 

A new yellow from Cayeux. Unlike Pluie d'Or, 
this iris is a uniform shade of lemon yellow, abso- 
lutely pure. Fine rounded flower of good size, over 
three feet tall. The lemon color introduces a new 
tone in iris of this class. Phebus was the high spot 
in French introductions in 1030, and was priced at 
one thousand francs. It is a very rapid increaser. 
Shown on page 16. Each $1.00 ; three for $2.50 

PINK OPAL 

A sister seedling of Pink Satin, of much greater 
size and half again as tall. The blossoms are lilac- 
pink, self colored, and abundantly produced, al- 
though the tall stems are short branched. However, 
the blooms appear all along the stalks, so that the 
lack of branches is not apparent in the garden pic- 
ture. Very beautiful, and a bargain at the price. 

Each $1.00 

PINK SATIN 

Finest of all American pink irises. Jacob Sass 
raised dozens of excellent pink seedlings, and this 
one was deemed as most outstanding of all. The color 
is a very delicate and smooth, yet glistening and 
brilliant, pink without the usual rose or purplish 
cast. The stalks are tall and slender, with blooms of 
large size. Very rapid of increase, and of course 
perfectly hardy. Each $2.50 



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GRACE STURTEVANT 




VE HUS DE KAILO 



Numa Roumestan 
Mrs. Valerie West 



Rameses 
Day Dream 
Sensation 



Wm. Mohr 
Sir Michael 
Zuni 

Los Angeles 



Dauntiess 
Indian Chief 
Senlac 
Phebus 
King Midas 



or your choice o 



any 10 

From this list, 
correctly labeled 
and postpaid, 
of course 

Venus de Milo 
Tapestry 
Henri Riviere 
Desert Gold 
Mabel Taft 
San Francisco 
Pluie d'Or 
Gold Top 
Moon Magic 
M. A. Porter 
Goldilocks 
Mirasoi 
Eothen 
Columbine 
Sacramento 
Grace Sturtevant 



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25 



PLUIE D'OR (Golden Rain) 

A beautiful iris, on slender, perfectly branched 
stems well over three feet tall. Fine rounded flowers 
of solid golden yellow, with deep yellow beard. Win- 
ner of the Dykes medal in France, it has proven an 
outstanding variety of this color both in Europe and 
America, reliable as to hardiness, rapid of increase, 
and very free flowering. 

Each 35c; three for $1.00; $2.50 per 10 

PRESIDENT PILKINGTON 

A very lovely pastel blend, which at one time 
bore the appropriate name of "Apparition". When 
Mr. Mead saw it blooming in France, he described 
the color as "a lavender-blue elephant tone", suf- 
fused with bronze. A huge flower, the stalks splen- 
didly branched to 4 feet tall. 

Standards are pale buff, with faint bluish and 
slightly rosy east. Falls, wide and flaring lavender- 
blue with buffy yellow suffusion paling at the mar- 
gins. Beard golden yellow. See page 21. 

Each $2.50 ; three for $6.00 

PURISSIMA 

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, in California 
or in the South, by all means add this glorious white 
to your collection ! Nothing that grows can compare 
with it when flowered under congenial conditions. 
Growers in colder and wetter sections of the coun- 
try can also succeed with it, but it must have win- 
ter protection except in warm climates. A normally 
flowered stalk of Purissima is a never-to-be-forgot- 
ten sight, Each 50c ; three for $1.25 

QUERIDA 

A warm pastel effect in pinkish lavender, with 
style branches, beard and hafts all flushed yellow. 
Somewhat the coloring of the old Afterglow, but 
twice as large. Sometimes blooms in fall in Cali- 
fornia. Each 35c 

RAMESES 

The 1932 Dykes Medal winner in America. A 
symphony in rose, pink, and buff, shading to yellow 
near the edges, and with a yellow glow at the heart. 
Heavy apricot beard. 36 inches and over in height, 
gracefully branched. This is the first year this famous 
iris has been available at a popular price. Shown in 
color on page 25. Each 75c ; three for $2.00 

RED DOMINION 

A deep velvety garnet-red, produced by Dr. Ayres. 
While the standards are a shade lighter than the 
falls, it is practically a self in effect — a piece of rich 
red velvet. The buds are particularly striking. 

H. M. AIS 1931. Each $3.00 

RED ROBE 

An enormous bloom of perfect shape and habit, 
considered by Col. Nicholls as the finest iris he has 
ever turned out. Standards deep petunia-violet, 
domed. Falls deep red-violet, uniformly colored to 
the edge. Yellow beard. The flower is of splendid 
rounded shape, a brilliant, glowing iris that lights 
up in the garden like a huge ruby. H. M. AIS 1932. 

Each $5.00 



REDWING 

One of the Sass varieties in bright reddish-brown. 
A perfectly formed flower of splendid size, three feet 
in height, of unquestioned hardiness and reliability. 

Each 35c 

RHEA 

Something of the coloring found in the old Iso- 
line, but a flower of highest merit and stateliness. 
Tawny light violet, overlaid buff. This seedling from 
the Longfield Iris Farm has never been accorded the 
popularity it deserves. 

Each 40c; three for $1.00 

RHEINGAUPERLE 

A pink of the utmost beauty and distinction. To 
see it is to want it. Petals are edged with silver. 

Each 35c; three for $1.00 

RHEINTOCHTER 

There is a dearth of irises with white standards 
and blue falls, but this ranks at the very top. The 
falls are edged with Avhite, lending a gay note. This 
is the tallest as well as the largest in" this color group, 
and in addition is a vigorous grower. Each 50c 

ROSAKURA 

A Williamson introduction of high merit, the 
name of which means "Rising Sun". Like our old and 
true friend, Morning Splendor, this iris needs to be 
seen with the sun behind it to appear at its best. Then 
the rosy standards and the rich red-purple falls take 
on a magnificence and splendor that is a joy to 
behold. Each 40c ; three for $1.00 

RUBEO 

An outstanding red from California, of huge size, 
excellent branching habit, and four feet in height, 
Standards are deep glistening rose, falls deep 
maroon of heavy velvety texture. The finest red 
among Mohr-Mitchell introductions. 

Each $2.50 ; three for $6.00 

RUSTY GOLD 

Another outstanding American introduction. An 
orange-bronze blend, flushed copper red. This is a 
particularly vivid iris, and is invaluable for garden 
effect. One of the newer shades that is largely 
responsible for the growing popularity of the iris. 
Vigorous in growth, hardy, and over three feet tall. 

Each $2.00 

SACHEM 

A glorified King Tut, grown by Dr. Loomis. Glori- 
ous in richest tones of red-brown, of heavy velvety 
texture. Falls are especially brilliant. Each $1.75 

SACRAMENTO 

A plicata of the San Francisco type, but with 
reddish brown dots and reticulations instead of the 
usual blue or lavender. Ground color is a creamy 
white. A very tall variety, the large flowers being 
produced on well branched stems. This is another 
iris which was given one of the highest awards of 
the Iris Society in 1931, an H. M. It is probably 
even more dependable in unfavorable climates than 
are many of the other California productions. 

Each 75c ; three for $2.00 



26 




Mary Geddes Imperial Blush Alta California 

Jean Cayeux Marquita Jerry 

Ningal W. R. Dykes Theodolinda 

Red Robe Red Dominion 



27 



LEGEND 



A dark and swarthy giant, 
a masterpiece of sculptural 
perfection, and a marvel 
of beauty and luxurious 
velvety richness. 

Everywhere Legend is 
being accorded recogni- 
tion as the most worthy of 
all the great Wareham 
irises. Dr. Harry Everett, 
new President of the Am- 
erican Iris Society, in the 
Bulletin forOctober,1 934, 
declares this to be the 
most outstanding new iris 
he saw last year. 



Described in detail on 
page 17 and offered in 
the collection on page 12 



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SAN DIEGO 

Monster blue, a seedling of Mine. Gaudichau, with 
the Mesopotamia qualities of height and large size. 
The color is a uniform shade of deep blue, with rich 
yellow beard. Awarded an H. M. by the American 
Iris Society in 1931. Each 50c; three for $1.25 

SAN FRANCISCO 

A four-foot plicata that has been awarded the 
Dykes medal by the American Iris Society. No other 
plicata approaches it in size and grandeur, heaviness 
of texture, or low and wide branching habit. While in 
the past we have suggested that it is not an iris for 
severe climates, the experience of many growers in 
the mid-West and New England in flowering it suc- 
cessfully, leads us to suggest that it probably is 
hardier than at first suspected. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25 

SAN LOUIS REY 

On the order of Opera, but twice the size, and 
borne on beautifully branched stalks over three feet 
high. Center of the fall shades from red-purple into 
soft brown, with practically no veining, and a bright 
orange beard sets it off. Each 25c; three for 50c 

SANTA BARBARA 

Here we have an iris which approaches perfec- 
tion in the shape and size of its flowers, and in addi- 
tion is possibly the finest and clearest lavender-blue 
so far introduced. The exhibition rating of 91 is well 
deserved. Having been in commerce sufficiently long 
to become fairly plentiful, it can now be bought at 
the following surprisingly low prices : 

Each 25c; three for 50c; ten for $1.50 

SEA DAWN 

A fine ruffled flower of coppery-old rose; with 
brilliant orange beard. Very free producer of flow- 
ers, creating a splendid and quite different color 
mass. A fine companion to such things as Boadicea, 
Talisman, Evolution, Euphony, and Midgard. 

Each 50c 

SELENE 

A pure white of large size and lovely form, and 
of extra heavy substance. Introduced by Mr. Con- 
nell, the man who gave us the famous Dauntless. 
This variety was named for "The Moon Goddess". 

Each $2.00 

SENLAC 

Introduced by the Orpington Nurseries in Eng 
land, tins richly colored iris stands out as the red- 
dest yet to come from that country. With blooms 
larger than the best of the Dominion race, it carries 
its brilliant claret-red flowers on strongly branched 
stems, and is so highly regarded in England that it is 
rated at 91. Each 85c 



SENSATION 

A clear and crisp self of cornflower blue, (dean 
cut in form, extra large, perfect in every way. There 
has never been a season thus far that we have not run 
out of stock of this variety. This year we have an 
especially fine and extensive planting of it. Sensa- 
tion, the peer of all the blue irises, is shown in color 
on page 25. Each 75c; three for $2.00 

SHIRVAN 

With the same glowing soft brown and yellow 
tones found in the rare rug of this same name, this 
iris possesses an exquisite velvetyness and brilliance 
equaled by few flowers. Some of our finest pansies 
rival it. but seldom do we find an iris so alive and yet 
with such depth of tone. A seedling from the hand of 
Dr. Loomis, the originator of the famous Blue Velvet. 
Of medium height. Stork limited. Each $5.00 

SIKH 

Although this iris was introduced in England 
only recently, we were fortunate enough to secure 
it four years ago, and now have a large supply 
of well-grown plants. The color and form somewhat 
resemble Bruno, but is both more brilliant and cop- 
pery. Of largest size, on heavy stems, with broad 
foliage. It bloomed in the fall in our gardens. 

Each 30c; three for 75c 

SIR MICHAEL 

Unquestionably the finest blue and purple bicolor 
in the world. Standards are clear blue, falls deep 
rich mahogany, with a beard of red-gold. Regarded 
as the finest iris ever to come from England and a 
sensation wherever shown. In our own wet North- 
west, in dry and sunny California, and in Nebraska, 
Ohio, and the colder Minnesota and New England, 
we found it blooming equally well. A super iris, if 
ever there was one. See page 125. 

Each 60c; three for $1.40 

SONATA 

A beautiful blend of the Mme. Durrand type. 
Standards are olive-buff, shading to sulphine yellow 
at the base. Falls lilac in the center, quickly shading 
out to the color of the standards. A fine large flower 
that is an excellent substitute where Mme. Durrand 
is tender. Each 40c 

SOUTHLAND 

The finest and newest yellow fall bloomer. These 
are listed and fully described on page 35. 

SPRING MAID 

Clear rose pink, with honey yellow flush through 
the center. Flower stalks are almost four feet high, 
strong, and well branched. The lovely fresh color- 
ing, large size, and exquisite form, combine to make 
it one of the finest in our list. 

H.M., A IS 1932. Each $3.00 

SUNBEAM 

Another May-flowering (intermediate) type of 
iris. A rich, deep, canary yellow self, with standards 
and falls of identical tone and without markings. A 
fine companion for Darwin and Cottage tulips. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 



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WM. MOHR 

SUNLIGHT 

A most luminous, tall yellow from Miss Sturte- 
vant, large in size, and of extra good garden effect. 
The color is quite light, between cream and straw, 
with a beard of fiery orange-red. Free blooming and 
a tremendous increaser. This iris has been awarded 
an Honorable Mention by the American Iris Society 
when exhibited as a seedling. Extra late. 

Each 40c ; three for $1.00 

SWAZI 

One of the original deep blue Dominions, con- 
sidered by some as the best of all. A very rich and 
velvety dark blue, with heavy gold beard. Tall, with 
excellent branching habit. Very late, being one of the 
last to flower. Each 50c 

TALISMAN 

To those who know the Talisman rose, it need 
only be suggested that this iris is worthy of the 
name. The whole flower is a rich golden yellow suf- 
fused with peach-pink, more deeply in the falls than 
in the standards. There is an electric blue flush down 
the center of the falls, and the haft is reticulated 
bronze. Three feet tall ; deliciously scented. From 
the Orpington Nurseries in England. 

Each $1.50 

THEODOLINDA 

A gigantic plicata comparable to the famous pair 
from California — San Francisco and Los Angeles. 
However, this new seedling is a product from the 
gardens of Dr. Ayres of Cincinnati, and is therefore 
perfectly hardy anywhere. 

Each $3.00 



SURPRISE 

Monster blue, flushed heliotrope, on stems 
up to four feet in height. The intense orange 
beard is a salient feature. This is our own intro- 
duction, and Ave are proud of the fact that it 
has been well received in all sections of the 
country. A fit companion to such blues as Santa 
Barbara, Loetitia Michaud, and Duchess Sarah. 
Bold foliage, almost evergreen. 

Each 35c ; three for 75c 



TIGER-TIGER 

A red iris with tan standards, the falls appearing 
more nearly true red than any other iris we have 
seen. A heavy blooming Wareham seedling with very 
large well formed blossoms. It bears our sincere 
recommendation. Each $3.00 

TINT OTAN 

A very striking flower in combinations of bronzy 
tan and straw yellow. Crests are unusually long, of 
bright brown, and the flowers are Well held on stems 
reaching 40 inches in height. Probably the most pop- 
ular iris among Dr. Ayres 1934 new ones. Only a few 
rhizomes available. Each $20.00 

TRAIL'S END 

With standards of dull yellow overlaid soft 
orange-red, and falls of orange-red embellished with 
a golden beard, the introducer tells us that this bril- 
liant iris calls to mind the berry of the bittersweet, 
after it has been touched by frost ! The imagination 
needs but little prodding to envision the landscape 
value of such a flower. Of medium size, but on 38- 
inch stalks, well branched. A great favorite at the 
Freeport Iris Show. H..M. AIS 1933. Each $15.00 

TUSCANY GOLD 

An introduction from the Longfield Iris Farm, 
from whence came Dolly Madison and Rosakura. 
This one is a distinct shade of reddish-gold, a deeper 
colored flower than Vesper Gold. Falls squarely held. 
vy^l^Qp^ Each 50c ; three for $1.25 

This remarkable flower was one of the sensations 
in the East last season, and every critic who saw it 
flower was enthusiastic over it. Col. Nichols, of 
Ithaca, N. Y., the introducer, thinks it his highest 
achievement thus far. In general effect Valor is a 
deep blackish blue violet bicolor. similar in some 
respects to Sir Michael, but a larger flower and with 
domed standards. One of the tallest of all varieties ; 
very fragrant. H. M. AIS 1932. Each $2.50 

VERT-GALANT 

Brilliant coppery red, with copper-fawn stand- 
ards. A giant sort that has the habit of putting up 
from two to four huge stalks from each rhizome. The 
falls are edged with the lighter fawn color of the 
standards, and the haft is beautifully marked with 
cream and brown. This variety is not only a striking 
exhibition flower, but it has extra good carrying 
quality, and the four-foot spikes dominate the gar- 
den. Another Dykes medal winner. 

Each $1.50 ; three for $3.50 



30 



ETHELWYN 
DUBUAR 



Strikingly pink in color effect. 
The largest in this color group 
in our entire collection. Page 
1 gives price and description. 




MIDGARD 



CLARA NOYES 



EUPHONY 




A Dozen (any 12) 
for $2^ 

A Score (any 20) 
for $3°° 



Every one a gem for the beginner 
with iris. All different — correctly 
labeled — postpaid — and, best of 
all, real quality plants; not the 
nubbins so often sent out by some 
growers at bargain rates: 



Asia 


Le Correge 


Ophelia 


Mme. Gaudichau 


Midgard 


Delight 


C. E. Stringer 


La Bohemmiene 


Euphony 


Allure 


Montour 


Morning Splendor 


Aphrodite 


Magnifica 


Moonbeam 


San Louis Rey 


Sikh 


Cinnabar 


Bruno 


Mrs. Marion Cran 


Buto 


L'Aiglon 


Vesper Gold 


Loetitia Michaud 


Santa Barbara 


King Karl 


Sunbeam 


Wedgewood 


Labor 


Aliquippa 


Germaine Perthuis 


Jane Williamson 



Detailed descriptions of each of the above will he found in the preceding pages. 
Just imagine what a glorious array may be yours for such a modest expenditure! 
Every one labeled, and if you have never bought Cooley's Oregon grown Irises, you 
will be pleasantly surprised when you open the package and see the vast difference 
betiueen these and ordinary iris rhizomes. 



32 



TAPESTRY 

A subtle blend of monster size, smoky mul- 
berry in general color effect, with the center of 
the fall intensely colored, passing out to the 
smoky tones of the standards. This variety 
calls to mind Dr. Ayres' famous "Persia", but 
the dominant note is dull red instead of dull 
blue. TAPESTRY is a favorite of Mrs. Ayres, 
who admired it especially as a cut flower in 
the house. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 



VENUS DE MILO 

Out of perhaps a dozen superb whites, all large, 
tall, and in varying degrees of purity and color, this 
one has been selected as the best. It is an absolutely 
clear white, of a warm creamy tone, with a yellow 
beard. In size it is much larger than any hardy white 
we have seen, with exception of Wambliska, which 
has a distinct blue flush in the standards. VENUS 
DE MILO has petals of extra heavy texture; in fact, 
it stood up better in a 90-degree sun than any other 
iris in our garden. H. M. 1932. See page 24. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 

WAMBLISKA 

The huge white self, raised by Jacob Sass of 
Omaha, Nebraska. Few irises in existence are larger 
in size, and it flowers abundantly on four-foot 
sturdy stems. A faint blue flush at the base of the 
standards gives it a cool appearance, rather than 
the warm effect of creamy whites like Purissima, 
Michelline Charraire, etc. Each $1.00 

WEDCEWOOD 

Solid wedgewood blue, with white beard. A very 
effective iris where a real blue tone is desired. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

WINNESHIEK 

This gigantic blue-black came into the limelight 
last season when it drew attention and high honors at 
the national AIS meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska. Of 
smooth finish, extra heavy substance, and with very 
broad segments. Each $1.50 

WM. MOHR 

This strange and beautiful hybrid is named for 
one of the world's most famous hybridizers, and is 
considered as his greatest piece of work. The entire 
bloom is a self color of pale lilac, closely netted and 
veined with deep violet, producing a weird, yet very 
lovely effect. In some ways it resembles the variety 
"Susiana", but lacks the dullness of this older sort, 
and is not at all difficult to grow. A monster flower, 
produced on stems up to 30 inches tall. See page 30. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

WOTAN 

Here is the darkest, richest, and largest, of all the 
very deep blends. The velvety purple-brown texture 
extends clear into the throat, and were it not for the 
somewhat short stem, we would be inclined to rank 




TAPESTRY 



this ahead of any dark iris that grows. However, the 
foliage is very bold and the stalks are heavy and in 
keeping with the size of the blooms. Height is the 
sole limitation — about 28 inches. Each $5.00 

W. R. DYKES 

The famous yellow that set the iris world agog a 
few years ago, when there were no large solid yellow 
varieties in existence. It still has no counterpart, for 
the crepey texture and broad hanging falls are un- 
matched by any of the newer irises. In some seasons 
and in some localities a few purple spots or streaks 
appear on some of the blossoms, but this does not in 
the least manner mar their attractiveness. The color 
is deepest golden yellow. While cold temperatures do 
not seem to harm the plant, it demands perfect drain- 
age. Each $2.00 

ZAHAROON 

Most unusual in color, an odd blend of soft amber, 
buff, yellow, fawn and pale violet. The combined 
effect has been referred to as "biscuit" colored. This 
is ;m English origination, and one of the most popu- 
lar sorts we have had from abroad. It is a free bloom- 
er, with tall slender stems and flowers above average 
in size. This is the first year we have had any quan- 
tity of stock. Each $2.00 



ZUNI 

A glorious, glowing red-brown, overlaid with 
a coppery suffusion. Very early, but with so 
many buds to the stalk that it lasts well into 
the season. The falls are a brilliant red when 
seen with the sun's rays through them, and the 
standards seem as if sprinkled with gold dust. 
Large in size, well branched, and about 40 
inches in height. See cut on page 12. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 



33 



A POEM 

WITHOUT WORDS 

The color group shown includes 
PURISSIMA, the taller one in 
the background, and as clean 
and white as marble,- EOTHEN, 
in the foreground, soft antique 
ivory; DOGROSE at the right, 
in old rose-pink. 

Myriads of similar and contrast- 
ing color combinations are at 
the gardener's command. Wait- 
ing a year to see the result of 
one's planting adds zest to the 
venture ! Then each succeeding 
season will provide more bloom, 
a greater abundance of color, a 
more vivid picture. 




Fall blooming irises have been rapidly 
coming into prominence, especially with 
the advent of new colors and better varieties. 

Time was when any old iris, no matter 
how lacking in form, clarity of color, or 
other desirable features, was in popular 
demand if it exhibited fall blooming ten- 
dencies. 

But here we have the crisp, icy loveliness 
of "Frost Queen," the rich velvety depth 
of "Eleanor Roosevelt," "October Opera" 
with its brilliant large flowers of wine red, 
and many others, including the Dwarfs 
"Ultra" and "Neola." Oh, yes, and then 
there's "Southland," that wonderful deep 
yellow, and "Autumn Dawn," in blended 
pink and yellow, something like "Mid- 
gard." 

These, and the several additional sorts 
listed, should make a fine addition to any- 
one's Autumn garden. They are the latest 
vogue in irisdom. 



ELEANOR ROOSEVELT 

Deep fltiorite purple self, with very rich falls. The 
opening flower is almost black, and the heavy bine 
beard tends to increase the depth of color. This is 
the leading fall-blooming iris in commerce today, be- 
cause it increases very fast, is most reliable in flower- 
ing habit, and is one of the most beautiful irises in 
the garden regardless of its added value as a re- 
bloomer. We have built up a wonderful stock and can 
offer it at a reasonable price this season. 

Each $1.50 ; three for $4.00 

FROST QUEEN 

Frosty white, exceptionally free bloomer, and of 
perfect form. This has proven very dependable as a 
re-bloomer in Kansas. Nebraska, and Tennessee, as 
well as on the Pacific Coast. A succession of new 
bloom stalks follow each other throughout the fall. 

Each $2.00 ; three for $5.00 

GOLDEN HARVEST 

Standards olive yellow, tinted blue at the base; 
falls citron yellow, tinted blue near the haft. This 
introduces a bright and cheerful note in the fall gar- 
den, and is the one yellow autumn flowering iris that 
is obtainable at a low price. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25 

NEOLA 

A new departure in color in the dwarf group; a 
beautiful brown toned blend. This flowered splen- 
didly in our gardens last autumn. Although a rapid 
inereaser. our supply of stock is limited. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

OCTOBER BLAZE 

A fine big glowing red. along the lines of Indian 
Chief. This is the first season this new autumn flow- 
ering iris has boen offered. Each $10.00 

OCTOBER OPERA 

A new color in autumn flowering sorts, a rich 
wine-red. It is brighter than the old Opera, much 
larger, and is also taller. This is a fine grower, and in 
the fall of 1934 in our garden it was covered with 
flowers. Of course it also blooms in the spring, with 
the intermediates. Each $3.00 ; three for $7.50 

SOUTHLAND 

The Sass Brothers have given us most of our 
autumn flowering irises, and now we are indebted to 
them for this fine big yellow. The color is deep lemon 
chrome, with flowers of large size and thick heavy 
substance. Flaring falls and domed standards, the 
stems low branched. Vigorous in growth, two feet 
tall. Each $15.00 



AUTUMN DAWN ULTRA 

A bright blend of old gold and pink — certainly an Ultramarine blue, with very velvety falls. This is 

advance in fall bloomers. In California, where it a pumila hybrid, and blooms with the dwarfs early in 

originated, it blooms almost continuously from Aug- the spring, then in the fall it flowers again over a 

ust through the winter, commencing again in April. very long period. It is one of the greatest bargains 

Height two feet. Stock limited, and the rhizomes are at the price in the entire catalog, 
small. Each $3.50 Each 25c; three for 50c 



35 






They lead the parade ! Right with the 
Daffodils come the Dwarf Iris. Short in 
stature and delicate in structure, they are 
none the less stout of heart and brave the 
icy blasts and cold rains of early Spring 
with the courage of a Spartan. 

Most Dwarf Irises multiply very fast, 
creating a sheet of bloom, and later on, a 
dense mat of green foliage. Long recog- 
nized as admirable subjects for the rock 
garden, and as an edging plant in the flower 
border, these miniatures are perfectly 
adapted to embellishment of the flagstone 
path. Scatter them here and there along the 
intervening spaces. The springtime showing 
will delight you. 

Our list of Dwarfs is enlarged this year, 
so that you may enjoy a wide and attractive 
selection. 



ATROVIOLACEA. First of all to flower, and the 
"tiny-tot" of the entire list. Deep ruby purple. 

Each 25c; 3 for 50c; 10 for $1.00 

AZUREA. Makes a lovely carpet of soft laven- 
der-blue. Very dwarf and one of the earliest. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 




COERULEA. 

blue of the sky. 
hisrh. 



Also a very early blue, almost the 
Rapid increaser, only two inches 
Each 25c; 3 for 50c"; 10 for $1.00 



CYANEA. Glowing violet, with white beard. 
Large flowers and fine foliage. Fragrant. 

Each 25c; 3 for 50c; 10 for $1.00 

DIXMUDE. Standards analine blue, falls bril- 
liant wine. A striking contrast. Each 25c ; 3 for 50c 

DR. MANN. A dusky bine and purple bicolor. 
Good height for a dwarf, and late-midseason flower- 
ing. Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

DR. POTTER. Deeper rich purple self, very late 
in the dwarf group ; nicely branched. 

Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

FLORIDA. Bright primrose yellow. A gay and 
fragrant little fellow with lots of flowers. 

Each 25c; 3 for 50c 

NEOLA. A brown blend, fall bloomer. "We have 
only a limited stock. Each 50c; 3 for $1.00 

ROSE MIST. Soft mauve-pink, ten inches high. 
One of the newer things. Each 30c; 3 for 75c 

SAMBO. Well named— a blackish garnet, with 
rich buds. Seldom offered. Each 30c ; 3 for 75c 

SOCRATES. Handsome and well formed wine 
red, very brilliant, well branched, and one of the 
latest. Each 25c ; 3 for 50c 

TITANIA. Deep buttercup yellow, large, well 
formed. This is another late variety and one of Sass's 
new things. Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

TONY. Bronzy purple-black, with fiery orange 
beard. Intense color and a very telling garden 
flower. Each 30c ; 3 for 75c 

ULTRA. One of the largest flowered dwarfs, as 
well as one of the tallest (1 foot), and in addition is 
one of the bluest irises grown. Besides all this, it is a 
most reliable autumn re-bloomer I Each 25c, 3 for 50c 



36 



ffcfrM THE KjkiEnr 



"There is nothing in the garden like Jap- 
anese Iris for arrogance subtlety and sheer 
insolence of beauty. This is precisely the 
effect conveyed when one sees Japanese 
Irises in large masses. When a few plants are 
found on the banks of a stream, they have 
more of piquancy and less of boldness. They 
are the most striking flowers of July, and not 
so difficult to grow as the average gardener 
supposes." 



\ 



■ If , 





JOSEPHINE HEYWOOD 



37 




SPECIAL 

JAP IRIS 

COLLECTION 

Your choice 
of any five for 

$Ooo 

Marjorie Parry 
Koyka 
Genjiyama 
Hotari 

M. S. H endrickson 
Romance 
Osamaku Miyo 
Vernon 
Collingwood 



MARVELLA 



KOMBARIN 



JAPANESE IRIS COLLECTIONS 

Large, vigorous plants, with two or more fans each, correctly labeled and post- 
paid, and packed in damp moss to insure freshness when they reach you. 



The 5 Varieties Starred for $115 
Your Choice of Any 10 for *322 

The ENTIRE LIST of 20 for $522 



*1. 


Kombarin 


2. 


Shimoyo 


3. 


Shiga 


4. 


Koko-no-lro 


5. 


Cloud Dress 


*6. 


Hatsuki 


7. 


Angel's Den 


8. 


Rishono 




Nishika 




Yonomo 


11. 


Violet Beauty 



12. 

"13. 

14. 
M5. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 



Asagire 
Josephine 

Hey wood 
Kumono 
Komachi 
Kuro-Kumo 
Hosakawa 
Tuji 

Kasugano 
Paragon 



Late in the summer, better make one or two second choices from 
the regular list, in case we are sold short on some of the above. 



CULTURE OF JAPANESE IRISES 

"It is not true that Japanese Irises must have bogland or 
even water in which to bathe their roots. They love moisture, but 
will flourish in any good garden soil if water is applied in 
abundance and if the exposure is sunny. The latter point is im- 
portant. It is useless trying to grow Japanese Irises in a shady 
spot. Sunlight and moisture are the two requisites for success 
witli these plants. 

"Let it be remembered that this type of Iris takes an entirely 
different treatment from the Bearded Iris. Instead of being planted 
almost on the surface of the ground, the crowns should be buried 
two inches. 

"Peat can be added to advantage to soil where Japanese Irises 
arc t<> go. Unlike the Bearded Irises, which delight in lime, the 
Japanese forms prefer a soil which is somewhat acid. Lime should 
never be used with them. It is also important that the ground be 
kept well cultivated, never being allowed to become hard or dry. 
A summer mulch of pulverized peat lessens the amount of hoeing 
necessary and helps to hold the moisture. 

"The location should be one where the drainage is good, even 
though it be close by a pond. These Irises like to have their roots 
reach water in summer, but stagnant water must not stand around 
the clumps, and it is imperative that they should not be caked 
over with ice in winter. 

"Japanese Irises must have plenty of room, and must never 
have competition from weeds or grass. If they are used in a 
general garden away from water, a spot should be prepared for 
them by digging out a foot of earth and working in an abundance 
of well rotted cow manure. If the earth is at all heavy set the 
divided clump on a little mound of sand. When winter comes a 
light mulch will be needed. 

"There is only one way in which to get an abundance of 
large flowers, and that is to supply water with a generous hand 
during the spring before the buds open." — Extract from "Horti- 
culture" Magazine. 



•'3 



As usual, they were excep- 
tionally fine rhizomes — I've 
never seen better. There must 
be something in your soil out 
there that the rest of us haven't 
got — I certainly can't grow 
them that large.'' 

W. E. Schreiber, 
State University, 
Missoula. Mont. 




"The Japanese Irises are the last of 
the more important groups to flower. 
Beginning before the latest of the Ta 
Bearded sorts have finished, they carry 
on the pageant of iris beauty for most 
of another month, and to new peaks 
of splendor." 

RISHONO 



SHIMOYO 

"The Japanese irises, as already pointed 
out, differ from all of the preceding sorts not 
only in flower form, but in general habit of 
growth. They are considerably taller. The 
effect as they grow in the garden, either at 
close view in the hardy border or bed, or at 
a distance in landscape planting, is so rad- 
ically different from that of the Tall Bearded 
irises that it would be well worth while to 
have both, even if they bloomed at the 
same time. Not only are the plants taller, 
but the foliage and flowers are less formal, 
and for that reason preferable for certain 
types of landscaping." 



SELECTED JAPANESE IRIS 

-tLacti 

AIFUKURIN. Sgl. White ground, suffused and heavily edged violet, petaloid stamens edged petunia violet. An 

exceptionally beautiful variety $ 1.00 

ANGEL'S DEN. Did. Vinous purple; very good grower 50 

ASAGIRE. Did. White, etched with blue; a lovely thing 50 

ATLANTA. Dbl. One of the new Kemp sorts. A soft lavender-pink of exquisite finish 75 

CATHERINE PARRY. Dbl. Blue, overlaid with rosy red glow; high tufts in center lend distinction 50 

CELESTINE. Sgl. Silvery pink with orange blotch 1.00 

CLOUD DRESS. Dbl. Grey, lined lightly with purple lines 50 

CLOUDY SKY. Dbl. White, except tips, which are crimson 75 

COLLINGWOOD. Sgl. Another of the Kemp varieties, very pinkish in effect; slightly ruffled 75 

ELEANOR PARRY. Dbl. Claret red, flamed white and blue as the flower ages 50 

FRANCES E. CLEVELAND. Sgl. A gigantic blue-lavender; one of the best of all Japanese irises 75 

GENJIYAMA. Dbl. One of the largest, very tall, a metallic light purple overlaid blue; orange blotch' : . . .75 

HARMONY. Sgl. Ruffled oxide blue, veined and edged li'ac pink, with orange blotch 1.00 

HATSUKI. Sgl. Uniform blue; very attractive; strikingly blue 50 

HOSOKAWA. Dbl. Purple blue, with white lines radiating from golden bar at center 50 

HOTARI. Sgl. Beautiful "pinkish" cast, very large 75 

JEANETTE PARRY. Sgl. White, suffused with lines of bluish violet. Deep amethyist violet standards 50 

JOSEPHINE HEYWOOD. Sgl. Bright blue, vivid purple sheen 75 

KASUGANO. Dbl. Plum purple, pencilings of lavender, orange blotch 50 

KOHIO. Dbl. Light lavender ground, densely mottled and veined purple. An extra fine thing 1.00 

KOKO-NO-IRO. Dbl. Fine large red purple with prominent orange blotch; very late 50 

KOMACHI. Dbl. Deep violet purple variety of great beauty 50 

KOMBARIN. Dbl. Extra fine early white 50 

KOYKA. Dbl. Deep rose, splashed and marbled with white 75 

KUMONO. Dbl. Lavender, veined white, yellow center 50 

KURO KUMO. Dbl. Deep purple, overlaid with blue; extra late 50 

MARGARET S. HENDRICKSON. Triple. Soft bluish violet, with white center, radiating out a blue cast. With its 

large, wavy petals, of triple formation, this iris is in a class by itself. Each 1.00 

MARJORIE PARRY. Did. Huge light lavender, almost white, with tufted center 75 

MARTHA KEMP. Sgl. Deep lilac pink, brushed Venetian blue 75 

MARVELLA. Sgl. Phlox purple, splashed phlox pink 75 

NEPTUNE. Sgl. Beautiful dark red, large orange blotch 75 

NISHIKA. Sgl. Extra large, bright rose, heavily marbled and splashed with white. One of the finest 75 

OLYMPIA. Sgl. Blended rose-pink and soft lavender 1.00 

OSAMAKU MIYO. Dbl. Creamy or ivory white, delicately veined with blue. A very rare iris 75 

PARAGON. Sgl. Beautiful large flowers of deep wine red; very striking 75 

RISHONO. Dbl. Red purple, overlaid brilliant blue; orange center 50 

ROMANCE. Sgl. Heavenly blue, marbled with pinkish lilac 1.00 

SHIGA. Dbl. Reddish blue, very large petals; heavily veined white ■ 50 

SHIKARI. Dbl. A marbled rose-pink, with yellow center 75 

SHIMOYO. Sgl. Heavily veined violet on a grey ground 1.00 

TALMANYA. Sgl. Pale king's blue, splashed lighter blue; a finely ruffled sort of large size 75 

TUJI. Sgl. Dark violet blue, flaked white 50 

VERNON. Sgl. Bright lavender blue on pink ground; orange center; a very large flower 75 

VIOLET BEAUTY. Sgl. Pansy-violet, yellow blotch; drooping petals 50 

YONOMO. Sgl. A monster flower in "mother of pearl" eoloiing 1.00 



40 



CULTIVATION OF BEARDED IRISES 

By G. L. PlLKINGTON, 

Hon. Sec. of the Iris Society 
of England. 



It should be unnecessary to point out 
what must by now be generally an 
accepted fact, namely, that these Irises 
are essentially sun -lovers. Further- 
more, that they should be planted in 
positions where good drainage exists, 
and should not be expected to give the 
best flowering results when placed in 
dense herbaceous borders where the 
sun can seldom penetrate to the rhiz- 
omes. If they can be grown in a sunny 
border by themselves so much the bet- 
ter; if not, then let them at least have 
a position in the front of the herba- 
ceous border. They are not particular 
as to soil, and are far better not top- 
dressed with patent manures, bone- 
meal, etc. The use of lime is often 
quoted as being essential, and is often 
very much overdone in consequence. 

I have always found that a dressing 
of ground limestone dug into the Iris 
border at the first planting supplies all 
that is needed in this respect, and is, 
moreover, practically everlasting, in 
that it dissolves very slowly indeed, 
and therefore cannot be given in ex- 
cess. 

Another important factor in the cul- 
tivation of these Irises is the trans- 
planting. Opinions vary as to the best 
time for this operation, but I am in- 
clined to think, after trying all times, 
that it makes little difference to the 
next year's blooming whenever it is 
done, provided that the ground is in 
good order for the work, and that it is 
not left until too late in the autumn. 

Late-planted Irises seldom get a hold 
before the real winter sets in and are, 
in consequence, often "heaved" out of 
the soil by frosts, and make a poor 
show the following summer. There is 
no rule for dividing and transplanting 
Irises, such as "every third year," as is 
often stated. 

The condition of the plant must de- 
cide this. Some of the more rampant 
growers should be divided and trans- 
planted every other year, and if this is 
done it will be found that they rarely 
suffer from rhizome rot. The vigorous 
growers, if allowed to remain undis- 



turbed for a period as long as three 
years, make such a dense clump that 
the sunlight cannot penetrate, with the 
result that not only do they bloom 
sparsely, but often they are attacked 
by disease in the form of rhizome rot. 
This is particularly so in the case of 
Irises of the "Dominion" race. 

A liberal use of superphosphate of 
lime, which can be incorporated in the 
soil whilst replanting the divisions, 
does much to ward off the attacks of 
this disease. "Doubtful" rhizomes of 
varieties which are too valuable to 
throw away should have all the soil 
removed from them, be dipped in a 
mauve solution of permanganate of 
potash, and then left in a dry, airy 
place for a month or six weeks before 
transplanting. 

If they are going to rot they will do 
so in spite of all these precautions. If 
they survive they can be replanted 
with every prospect of success. 

Owing to the vagaries of our weather 
I frequently have Irises on my hands 
waiting for suitable weather and soil 
conditions to replant them for a month 
or more at a time, and though the 
rhizomes dry up entirely and the 
leaves die down considerably I have 
never found that the plant suffers in 
the least. Root-action goes on whilst 
the rhizome is in the dry state, and 
the plant goes ahead very quickly as 
soon as it is replanted. I would far 
rather adopt this principle than "heel 
in" the plants pending replanting, 
which generally results in the break- 
ing off of new fibrous roots which the 
plant has made during the period of 
waiting. 

One other point about planting. The 
rhizomes should not be planted deep, 
'but should be placed just below the 
level of the soil surface and the roots 
spread out to insure firm planting and 
room for expansion. The rhizome will 
soon work to the surface again, but if 
planted on the surface in the first in- 
stance it is not so easy to get the plant 
firm in the ground, which is essen- 
tial. — "Gardening Illustrated." 



- 



OPHIR 

MANDARIN 



MIKADO 
HARVEST MOON 



"If you are a lover of fairy tales or flowers, here is a story of how the Daylily, an old-fashioned garden 
Cinderella, long neglected and abused, has become the princess of the garden, when dressed up in a satin 
gown by the magic of the plant hybridizers. ... In fact, within the past five years the old-fashioned Daylily, 
made over through hybridizing work, has become fashionable and has taken its place among the elect in our 
present day flower gardens. . . . This Daylily is known botanically as HEMEEOCALLIS. The word comes 
from the Greek and means 'beauty for a day', for most Daylilies flaunt each individual large lily-like flower 
for just one day and then collapse. The bloom you see the next day is another that has opened. . . . These 
Daylilies are among the hardiest perennial flowers we have. They will grow in glaring sun or in considerable 
shade; along banks of streams or in dry upland soil. They flourish with cultivation, but keep right on when 
neglected. They take no special care, and they have no known insect or disease pest." — From an article in 
the Country Gentleman, March, 1934, by Harry R. O'Brien. 



41 



HEMEROCALLIS — THE NEW DAY LILIES 



AMARYLLIS. Tall golden orange, the large blooms 
shaped like an amaryllis. Midsummer flowering. 

Each $1.00 

ANNA BETSCHER. Large flower of deep orange 
shaded with bronze. July and August; a very fine 
new one. Each $1.00 

APRICOT. An early June bloomer ; light apricot 
orange in color, and a very free and easy doer. 

Each 50c 

BAY STATE. Brilliant and glistening deep yel- 
low, the petals having a distinctive wavy edge. One 
of the heaviest and most persistent bloomers. Mid- 
summer. Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

CINNABAR. Fine delicate shade of brownish-red ; 
sepals and petals strongly gold-glistening. A ruddy 
and unusual color, with iip to 18 flowers on a stem. 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 



J. A. CRAWFORD. Bright yellow with apricot 
tints, in form similar to the perfection of Golden 
Dream, but not such a deep coloring. One of the best. 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

HYPERION. Canary yellow self, of great size and 
bold growing habit. A new and quite rare variety. 

Each $1.00 

J. R. MANN. Distinctive flower of frosted apri- 
cot, blooming in July and August, Sy 2 feet tall. 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

LEMONA. As the name implies, a pale lemon yel- 
low self. Wide spreading blooms on four-foot stalks ; 
very late. Each $1.00 

MANDARIN. Clear lemon yellow, with greenish 
cast in the heart of each blossom. Very tall, wide 
open, recurved type of flower. Each $1 ; 3 for $2.50 

MIKADO. Bright orange, with the central zone of 
each petal blotched ruddy purple-red.' A striking and 
wholly different sort. Each $2; 3 for $5 



THE SENIOR COLLECTION 



THE JUNIOR COLLECTION 
Four for $3.00 

Mandarin Mrs. W. H. Wyman 

Mrs. A. H. Austin D. D. Wyman 



Six for $5.00 

Golden Dream Lemona 
The Gem Modesty 
Cressida J. A. Crawford 



CRESSIDA. Deep orange with blooms rather star 
shaped. Early flowering, of medium height. 

Each 75c ; 3 for $2 

D. D. WYMAN. Very large flower of golden yel- 
low, with a tawny splash across each petal. Mid- 
summer. Each $1.25 ; 3 for $3.00 

FLAMID. Rich orange yellow with brownish re- 
verse. A very prolific bloomer, July flowering. 

Each $1 ; 3 for $2 

GOLDENI. One of the most distinct in the list, a 
very rich orange-sherbet, with salmony undertone. 
Very free producer of flowers, medium in height. 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

GOLDEN DREAM. Richest golden orange, perfect 
in form ; in our opinion one of the loveliest Daylilies 
in existence. Rather late, lasting a long time. 

Each $1.50 

GEORGE YELD. The largest variety in our col- 
lection, a huge flower on 4-foot stems, in color a blend 
of buff, apricot, orange and terra-cotta. Few plants. 

Each $3.00 

HARVEST MOON. Rich apricot, with salmon suf- 
fusions. Heavy demand last season reduced our stock. 

Each $1.50 



MRS. A. H. AUSTIN. Extra fine deep golden 
orange, one of the very largest, very heavy texture. 
Midsummer, lasting over a long period. 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

MRS. W. H. WYMAN. A lovely, glistening pale 
lemon yellow, with delicately curved petals. The 
latest of all. Each $1.00 ; 3 for $2.50 

MODESTY. Pale yellow self, with raised mid-ribs 
on reflexed petals. A distinct and very fine Daylily, 
blooming in June and July. Each $1.50; 3 for $4 

OPHIR. Dark golden yellow, on stems that reach 
42 inches. Of true lily form. A fine and contrasty 
companion to the variety Mandarin. 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

THE GEM. Deep yellow apricot, one of the earli- 
est, with splendid lily-like flowers in June and early 
July. Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

THUNBERGI. An evening blooming sort, of sweet 
fragrance ; clear buttercup yellow. Late ; 4 feet tall. 

Each 50c 

WAU-BUN. Light cadmium yellow, faintly sprin- 
kled with traces of fulvous red. Glistens with a gold- 
en sheen, and the broad petals are slightly twisted 
and curved. This is one of the new and scarce vari- 
eties. Early. Each $2; 3 for $5 



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WEDGEWOOD 



YELLOW QUEEN 



THERESE SCHWARTZE 



DUTCH IRIS PRICES: 75c per dozen, 3 dozen 
for $2, $4.50 per hundred, prepaid. PLEASE do not 
order less than one dozen. No bulbs shipped after 
November 1st. 

FEOM NEW HAVEN, CONN. — 

Mr. J. B. Wallace, Jr., past secretary of the Iris Society, 
ordered a complete collection for trial in the test gardens at 
Yale University in New Haven, Conn. He wrote us that he 
was very much surprised at the manner in which they so 
successfully grew and flowered, and that it was a great pity 
that so few gardeners realized how easy they were to grow. 



Special Collection of Dutch Iris 
SEVEN DOZEN — One Dozen of Each 
for $352 POSTPAID 



DUTCH IRIS 

Their hardiness and the large color 
range has made them very popular as 
garden subjects, the brilliant clear yel- 
lows, flashing blues, and sparkling 
whites adding immeasurably to the 
spring border. 

They are perfect material for cut 
flowers, as they will stand considerable 
handling and may be shipped safely for 
long distances if cut when in bud. 

These irises must be planted in the 
fall, not later than October. They are 
perfectly hardy except in extreme cold 
sections, where they should have a 
mulch of salt hay or tree boughs. 

If you are not growing them you are 
missing one of the real joys of garden- 
ing. Use them in masses as you would 
tulips or daffodils. Plant 4 inches deep. 

ADRIAN BACKER. A uniform pur- 
ple-lilac, good substance. Height 20 
inches. 

D. HARING. Standards greenish 
white, falls pure white; a very large 
flower of great substance. Early, height 
26 inches. 

LEONARDO DA VINCI. Standards 
creamy white, falls canary yellow with 
orange stripe. A very large flower, pro- 
duced on stems up to three feet in 
height. Segments very broad and of 
wonderful texture. 

POGGENBEECK. A splendid flower 
of uniform dark blue, a great improve- 
ment on the older Imperator. Height 20 
inches. 

THERESE VAN DUYLL- 
SCHWARTZE. Pale cornflower-blue 
standards, falls pure white, with very 
narrow orange stripe. This is of com- 
paratively recent introduction and cer- 
tainly one of the loveliest things in this 
list. 24 inches tall. 

WEDGEWOOD. A Tingitana Hybrid resembling 
the Dutch iris in all respects, except that it flowers 
ten days to two weeks earlier. Fine large flowers of 
bright wedgewood blue, a uniform coloring that is 
most desirable either for garden or for cutting. An 
easy iris to grow but must be in well drained soil 
and planted about 5 inches deep. Wedgewood is 
always a sensation when exhibited at the spring 
flower shows. 

YELLOW QUEEN. Standards and falls a bright 
golden yellow. This variety is the glory of the iris 
garden, for not only is it a beautiful and showy 
thing in itself, but the glorious splash of color which 
it carries enlivens the entire border. It is an indis- 
pensable subject in any iris planting and the long 
wiry stems make it an admirable cut flower. Large 
in size and up to three feet tall. 



44 



THE NEW 

SUNSET 
LILY 



Because of its ease of 
culture, rapidity of in- 
crease, and its extreme 
hardiness, the new SUN- 
RET LILY is certain to 
achieve widespread favor. 
It is not only of the easi- 
est culture, hut is likewise 
of rare beauty and robust 
constitution. It has been 
known to attain a height 
of twelve feet, with from 
20 to 40 flowers to the 
stalk, and may be depend- 
ed uiion to grow consis- 
tently to 5 or 6 feet. Not 
particular as to soil, il will 
thrive in full sun or par- 
tial shade, and while it ap- 
preciates good drainage, a 
liberal amount of water 
during the growing season 
pays good dividends in 
larger blossoms and great- 
er height. 

The SUNSET LILY has 
few rivals in the group 
which are generally char- 
acterized as RED. No oth- 
er red lily compares with 
it in size nor height, and 
certainly none of them are 
as easy and simple to 
grow — it is practically 
fool-proof. As will be noted 
in the color illustration, this lily is bright red in 
color, the central portion being a bright yellow with 
dark spots. The anthers are long and very pro- 
nounced, lending grace and airiness to the flower. 
Stems are straight and strong with no tendency to 
droop. Plant medium depth, about eight or nine 
indies, in a position where water or seepage will not 
stand during the winter. July flowering. 

PRICES: Strong well grown bulbs, each 75c, 3 for 
$1.75, 12 for $5.00. Postpaid. 




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this picture. 



SUNSET LILY 

I confuse with L. Paidalinum, which somewhat resembles 
The Sunset Lily is twice as large and finer in every respect) 

Old customers will miss a few items from our 
prior catalogs — especially the English Iris Bulbs, 
and our more extensive list of Lilies. Our stocks of 
both these items were sold very low last season, and 
we were obliged to withhold them from sale this 
year. It is our hope that the more complete list of 
Bearded Iris and Hemerocallis will offset this short- 
age. Your past patronage and good will are sin- 
cerely appreciated. 

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LULU NEELEY 

Oriental Poppies 

for Barbaric Splendor 

A.MUN RA. Red-orange, 28 to 30 inches high, 
flowers 8-9 inches across. Outstanding quality. 

NET, each $1.50 

CAVALIER. Larger than the enormous variety 
Wurtembergia, perfectly formed, and lasts extra 
long in flower. The color is glowing cerise. Few 
plants. NET, each $5.00 

CERISE BEDDER. Brilliant cerise, producing a 
great abundance of flowers. Each 50c 

EDNA PERRY. A very bright and lovely pink of 
good form. Each 75c 

ENCHANTRESS. Soft lilac-rose, a near approach 
to lavender. Opens perfectly, holds its color remark- 
ably well for this shade. A true novelty of excep- 
tional merit. Only a very few plants. NET, each $5 

HENRI CAYEUX. Deep old rose, shaded into wine 
color. An unusual and very beautiful poppy quite 
unlike any other. Should be grown in a spot pro- 
tected from hot afternoon sun. Each 75c 

KING GEORGE. Large fringed flowers of bril- 
liant scarlet, petals deeply cut like a parrot tulip. 
Medium height, fast increaser. Each 50c 

LORD LAMBOURNE. Fringed, like the foregoing 
but with heavy black blotches and a slightly dif- 
ferent shade. Each 50c 

LULU NEELEY. Finest Oriental Poppy in the 

world today that can be sold at a popular price. A 
prolific blooming sort of deep blood-red, massive in 
size, on tall straight stems. 

Each 75c; three for $1.75; a dozen for $6.00 



MASTERPIECE. Lilac color, marvelous flower, 
but should be grown with slight protection from the 
sun to prevent fading of the delicate color. Each $1 

MENELIK. A definite orange, without much of 
the scarlet tone, with black spots. Each 50c 

MRS. FISHER. Extra large, deep crimson, 4-ft. 
stems. Each $1 

MRS. PERRY. A very lovely salmon-pink. 

Each 50c 

OLYMPIA. A fluffy double poppy of soft orange, 
with gray stamens in the center. Very free bloomer, 
and the only double variety in the list. Increases 
very rapidly by runners, so plant away from other 
varieties. Each 25c ; three for 50c ; $1.75 doz. 

PEARL PINK. Very fine and distinct ; a delicate 
shade of light pearly pink, vigorous and prolific. 
Appears like one large tulip within a larger one. Its 
delicate color cannot stand the strong reds and bright 
salmons, and to see it at its best, should be planted 
with blue iris or an early delphinium. Stock limited. 
Medium height. NET, each $2.00 

PERFECTION. Large deep flowers, entrancing 
shade of pink with immense black spots at base. 

Each $1 

QUEEN LOUISE. A melting strawberry pink 
flower of good finish, with prominent black and red 
base spots. To 40 inches tall. Each 75c 

RED LACQUER. A new deep dark red, of strong 
appeal. Stiff erect stems to 44 inches tall. Blooms 
7 to 9 inches across. "Well named. NET, each $1.50 

SPLENDOUR. (Howe, 1933.) This new and en- 
tirely distinct novelty was catalogued for the first 
time last season. Brilliant, huge, entirely novel 
in color, this blend of peach and apricot, entirely 
overlaid salmon, is unlike any poppy we have ever 
seen. Very late, and a vigorous grower. Each $3.00 

TRILBY. One of the last to bloom. Dark, lustrous, 
deep red, the petals having a plaited appearance. 
Very large, and one of the finest of all poppies. 

Each $2 

WATTEAU. Pure flesh-coral; covered with flow- 
ers. No blotch on petals. This is one of the rarest 
and loveliest in our list. Each $1.50; three for $4.00 

WELCOME. Deep scarlet, shaggy, with dusty 
black center. Very large. Each $1.00 

WURTEMBERGIA. Enormous cerise scarlet ; very 
tall growing. An outstanding flower, attaining al- 
most unbelievable size. Each $1 

For tips on culture, see next page 



Oriental Poppy Collection 

One of each for $2.50, postpaid. 

LULU NEELEY— Giant blood red. 
KTNG GEORGE — Fringed orange-scarlet. 
QUEEN LOUISE— Strawberry pink. 
OLYMPIA — Very double orange. 
PERFECTION— Fine salmon pink. 
WURTEMBERGIA— Huge scarlet. 



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SPURIAS — BEARDLESS IRISES 

Below we list a number of rare species and hybrid 
irises — a distinct group. All of these flower later 
than the bearded section, many of them having very 
attractive foliage as well as colorful blossoms in vari- 
ous shades of blue, yellow, cream, copper and purple. 
They appreciate a slightly heavy and rich soil, and 
are at home in full sun. Plenty of moisture is appre- 
ciated, thus they are adaptable to planting near pools 
and streams. 

ALADDIN'S LAMP. A very deep rich yellow. Wonderful 
clarity of color; heavy foliage. The finest deep yellow in 
our collection. Each $1; three 'for $2.50 

AUREA. A tall deep yellow, the rich color being especial- 
ly good. Do not confuse with the bearded iris Aurea. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

DOROTHY K. WILLIAMSON. This is a hybrid of Fulva 
•mil Foliosa, with brilliant flowers of dark madder violet. 
The stems are well branched, making it one of the most 
graceful and beautiful for cutting. Height 2% feet, flowers 
produced well above the narrow slightly drooping foliage. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

FULVALA. Cross of Fulva and Lamancea. Not unlike 
tlic above but the color takes on more of the copper tone of 
Fulva; a bright coppery red-purple. This is a fine grower, 
and a wonderful cut flower. Supply limited. Each 50c 

FULVA. The native copper-red iris of the South. A novel- 
ty in color and perfectly hardy. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

HEXAGONA. Beautiful sky blue flowers with yellow 
(•enter, about three feet tall, the foliage gracefully drooping. 

Each 50c; three for $1 

HYACINTHIANA. A very early species from the moun- 
tains of Thibet. About one foot in height, with dainty creamy 
lavender flowers among the grass-like foliage. 

Each 50c; three for $1 

LORD WOLSELEY. A very rugged and dependable 
spuria with beautiful flowers of bright blue-purple. 40 inches. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

MONAUREA. A cross between Aurea and Monnieri, pro- 
ducing flowers of clear deep yellow on exceedingly long 
stems. The foliage is especially good, making it a gem for the 
waterside. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

MONNIERI. Deep primrose yellow, and very handsome. 
Likes a great deal of moisture, flowering very late. We 
highly recommend this as being of easy culture and a very 
notable flower. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

MRS. A. W. TATE. Vigorous growing, soft porcelain blue. 
This is the very best of the light types. 

Each 35c; three for 75c 

OCHROLEUCA. A white flower with orange markings at 
the throat. Desirable for the border. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

ORIOLE. Greenish primrose yellow. Fine large flowers 
on four foot slender stalks, with broad handsome foliage. 

Each $1; three for $2.50 
PSEUDACORIS. English yellow water iris. Grows very 
tall and flaunts its blossoms on 5-foot branching stems when 
grown in shallow pools with rich soil. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 




VERSICOLOR. Belonging to the Laevigata group, it is 
essentially water loving and so can be planted in shallow 
pools and swampy places. Flowers a beautiful shade of blue. 
Flourishes in acid soil. Each 50c; three for $1.00 



CULTURE OF ORIENTAL POPPIES 



There is nothing more brilliantly 
attractive — more strikingly noticeable 
in any garden — than a clump of Ori- 
ental Poppies. The orange-scarlet, with 
big black velvety spots, is the one most 
frequently seen and, I think, the 
"Prince Charming" of them all, al- 
though there are blood-reds, lavenders, 
salmons and whites, all of which are 
very beautiful. 

Many times I had bought plants, only 
to have them die, and many times I 
had planted seed — but with very little 



success — simply because I did not know 
how to care for them. Finally I bought 
plants in the dormant season and set 
them out. After becoming established 
in their new home they made wonder- 
ful growth in the Fall. 

Oriental Poppies are quite hardy, and 
stay green most of the winter under a 
light covering, which they should have. 
When spring comes the plants make 
rapid growth and very soon big fat 
buds appear. In a few days, these buds 



burst into a radiant brilliance, to my 
joy and satisfaction. 

Do not buy Poppies in the spring and 
expect them to do their best . Buy them 
in their dormant season, in August or 
early September — carefully plant them 
— let them get their roots firmly estab- 
lished — the little feeding roots active 
and ready for quick work in the spring 
and you will have glorious Poppies in 
your garden, and a thrilling satisfac- 
tion in your heart. — From "The Flower 
Grower." 

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SWEENEY. STRAUB ft DIMM. HORTICULTURAL PRINTERS, PORTLAND. OREGON 



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